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Philippe GRANDRIEUX: The Rediscovery of Cinematic Language

Meurtriere

Director Philippe Grandrieux
Info
  • France│
  • 2015│
  • 61min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Experimental

Overview

In slow motion, arms, legs, bellies and breasts intertwine, collide, latch together, submit or hold still. Cinema in its most stripped-down form becomes a pure sensory experience.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
257 2016. 04. 30 20:30 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 9 XX19GV
626 2016. 05. 04 14:30 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 9 XX19
840 2016. 05. 06 21:00 Jeonju Digital Independent Cinema XX19

Review

The second film after White Epilepsy in Philippe Grandrieux’s trilogy. According to Grandrieux, the theme of Meurtriere is to show something that cannot be defined. “Numb, fanatic, unbearable, hysteria, grotesque, fear, danger, viciousness, harshness, sexuality, unpredictability, staggering, terrifying, anxious, noisy, surprise, ecstasy, desire, crudeness, perversion, embarrassment, shameless disorder, impulse to kill, and most of all; ‘unintentional’. Naked dancers shot at slow speed for a whole hour expresses bare emotions and state that are hard to deduce. The movements on the screen are rough and fierce as if they are speeding ahead. The rhythm of images and sound are wrapped around the movements of bones, flesh and muscles. The images of the four dancers are like pictures by Goya, Francis Bacon or Caravaggio and present a new experience. (JANG Byungwon)

Credit

Director Philippe GRANDRIEUX
Screenplay Philippe GRANDRIEUX
Producer Annick LEMONNIER
Cinematography Philippe GRANDRIEUX
Editor Philippe GRANDRIEUX
Sound Corinne THEVENON
Cast Emilia GIUDICELLI, Vilma PITRIANITE, Helene ROCHETEAU, Francesca ZIVIANI

Director

Philippe GRANDRIEUX

Born in 1954. GRANDRIEUX’s first three feature films, Sombre, A New Life and A Lake demonstrate his profound and radical exploration of image, sound and narrative structures. In 2011, he directed his documentary, It May Be That Beauty Has Strengthened Our Resolve - Masao Adachi has been programmed at more than 50 festivals and universities. He also directed White Epilepsy, Meurtriere, and Despite the Night which is his latest work.

Trailer

(Meurtriere) DIR. Philippe Grandrieux

In slow motion, arms, legs, bellies and breasts intertwine, collide, latch together, submit or hold still. Cinema in its most stripped-down form becomes a pure sensory experience.