BELLE DE NUIT – GRISÉLIDIS RÉAL, AUTOPORTRAITS
Director: Matie-Eve De Grave
This film is overwhelmingly authentic. A journey that allows us to discover what it is to be an artist without compromise. A discreet, sensitive and poetic realization of the necessity of art as an essential weapon of survival.
DANS LES PAS DE TRISHA BROWN
Director: Marie-Helene Rebois
A film on the visionary work of a great contemporary dance choreographer, Trisha Brown. A sober look at the choreographer.
Best First Film
KOUDELKA, SHOOTING HOLY LAND
Director: Gilad Baram
A first film by Gilad Baram, who worked as an assistant of the Czech photographer Josef Koudelka, which succeeds in framing his subject with a camera that recalls Koudelka’s rigor, research and consciousness.
Director: Irene Langemann
A striking portrait of an outstanding artist. We discover Petr Pavlensky, for whom social and militant commitment is inseparable from his life and art. By pushing the limits of political art into his body, Pavlensky embodies a powerful denunciation of the Russian political system. The realization is as surgical, just and direct, as its subject.
Director: Lut Vandekeybus
The director made this which is a portrait of her brother, the star choreographer Wim Vandekeybus. The strength of the film is in the blurring of the boundaries between the life of the choreographer and his everyday life. At times one wonders whether the film is a documentary, a biography or a corporate video of self-promotion. To the viewer to decide.