Hors Pistes Vol. 1-3 - Box [3 DVDs]
"HORS PISTES VOL. 1 - MOYENS-METRAGES 3"
The DVD Hors Pistes presents 3 films selected for the first Hors Pistes festival at the Pompidou Center in Paris and co-organised with the French short film agency. Hors Pistes brings to light cinema from different horizons with their own fictional destinies and their own audacious and innovative styles. It's fiction bordering on documentary. Hors Pistes promotes new creative talent through medium lenght films, a format gaining an important place in film and art.
Laufzeit: 145 Minuten
"HORS PISTES VOL. 2 - L'AUTRE CINEMA/OTHER CINEMA"
The DVD Hors Pistes presents 3 films selected for the second Hors Pistes festival at the Pompidou Center in Paris and co-organised with the French short film agency. Hors Pistes brings to light cinema from different horizons with their own fictional destinies and their own audacious and innovative styles. It's fiction brodering on documentary. Hors Pistes promotes new creative talent!
"Company of Mushrooms"
Company of Mushrooms portrays a dinner between men on a hot and humid summer's evening with a naturalistic rigour that further exacerbates the solitude of certain, seemingly anodyne, moments in life. Let loose before the camera, the actors seem to allow themselves to veer into improvisation, resulting in cinema that is as heart-warming as it is stark.
This documentary imagines a dense forest situated in the middle of Europe - far from urbanity and civilisation - that harbours a community of exiles. Based on our intimate fears and allowing our perceptions to flow freely, the troubling Forst retraces the story of the emancipation of this world of outcasts.
Filmed amidst the crowd and from the high vantage point of a neighbouring window, Surplace captures the corporeal ballet of a crowd scene in which violence breaks out. Through an accumulation of points of view focusing varously on the individual, the group and the mass, the film aims to draw out a more nuanced and troubling portrayal of the televisual event.
Laufzeit: 125 Minuten
"HORS POSTES VOL. 3 - UN AUTRE MOUVEMENT DES ..."
The third Volume of the "Hors Pistes" DVD Collection presents three films selected during the 2008 festival: "The Music of Regret", "Les Hommes sans Gravite" and "In the Wake of a Deadad". Each of these films deliberately challenges our perceptions beyond that of the usual director and spectator roles. the shifting of form and subject makes "Hors Pistes" unique. Imagined and directed by the Pompidou Centre, with help from the French short film agency (Agence du court métrage), "Hors Pistes" is a cry for original creativity!
"The Music Of Regret"
"The Music Of Regret" is a musical in three parts that appropriates the genre and reaffirms its happy, fanciful aspects. The film is peopled with familiar characters from Laurie Simmons' world: ventriloquist dummies, anthropomorphic puppets and oversized everyday objects. Inspired by the work of artist Ardis Vinklers, Laurie Simmons' first film builds on her photographic work expanded into performance. She invited musicians, professional puppeteers, dancers from the Alvin dance company, filmmaker Ed Lachman and the actress Meryl Streep to join her for the occasion.
"Les Hommes sans Gravité"
Within the crumbling walls of a house in ruins two young men - a lord and a gypsy - het to know each other. Bodies and decor are filmed as echoes of one another, gracefully and languidly, as they continually threaten to disappear into a narrative abyss, only to be saved in extremis by a volley of dialogues which are themselves nourished by the characters' own faint yet sustained curiosity for each other. Through a mise en scène between frailty and persistance. Eléonore Weber's film follows desire in motion.
"In the Wake of a Deadad"
Following the death of his father, Andrew Kötting made a giant blow-up doll bearing his father's traits and filmed himself deploying it in places where the deceased could no longer set foot. Alone or with family or friends, the English filmmaker creates a frame, both literally and figuratively, and thus allow his deceased father to be reborn. More than simply the sum of its various installations, the film, set between documentary, happening and imitate short story, is an extremely moving and poetic reflection on the role and meaning of images in filiation and the grieving process.
Laufzeit: 143 Minuten