Pierre Clémenti Film-maker
The integral in 2 DVD

packaging du DVD "Hardtimes killin floor blues"

 

Director : Pierre Clémenti.
3 flap digipack - 2 DVD -  PAL all zones.
Bonus :  « Révolution... » (1968). Original version french / english - Subtitles : english and french.
Duation : 3H40 - Colour / mono.
sponsored by Agnès B, the Centre National de la Cinématographie and Forum des Images.
Edited by Choses Vues,

 

About the DVD :

While filming Belle de jour by Luis Buñuel and Benjamin by Michel Deville,

which both became very successful films that acquired international recognition, Pierre Clémenti bought a 16mm camera and began creating a film journal which included original material of both films. Similar to the North American underground cinematographers, which initially influence his work, Pierre Clémenti reclaims an absolute liberty of expression, straying from the usual means of narrating, representing and financing that were regularly found in the cinema of the time. He learned to handle the camera, and filmed the delicate flower that is the Paris underground ; his fellow actors, musicians, directors, and painters (Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Valérie Lagrange, Tina Aumont, and Fréderic Pardo, Nico and Philippe Garrel…). He quickly develops a style all his own. His first two films Carte de voeux and Livret de famille (which together became known as Visa de censure n°X) are broadcast by an art gallery (Galerie Givaudan). To create his films independently he opted to finance the films with his own funds and turns to his various friends, actors, musicians such as Jean-Pierre Kalfon. As well good friends of his, Marie-Laure de Noailles and Gala Dali also financed many of his projects. Absent from the main stream films, his are often shown throughout the world at manifestations devoted to independent cinema.


DVD 1 content:


Certificate n°X

(1967 - 1975) -  43 min. Experimental movie.

Viva filmée par Pierre Clémenti

This flamboyantly poetic film includes two works of art : Livret de famille and Carte de vœux. A hallucinogenic voyage, as psychadelic images float across the screen, of family and friends (Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Yves Beneyton, Valérie Lagrange...) as they share their adventures.
Featuring: Pierre Clémenti, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Valérie Lagrange, Margareth Clémenti, Yves Beneyton, Patricia Girard, James Brown...
Music : Delired Cameleon

New Old

(1978) - 63 min. Autobiographical - Essay.

Clémenti’s personal account of his life, a chronicle focusing on his acting performances both before and after 1973, it includes excerpts of films in which he is featured; a visit to Andy Warhol’s Factory, a show by Béjart, a theatrical play by Marc’O...
Featuring Pierre Clémenti, Viva, Marie-Laure de Noailles, Klaus Kinski, Les ballets du 20ème siècle (Maurice Béjart)…



Bonus : "La Révolution ce n'est qu'un début, continuons le combat..." 

(1968) - 23 min.   Silent film. 

Pierre Clémenti Fillette


Half family photo album, half ciné-tract, the film was shot in Paris during the events of May ’68 and in Rome where the actor was featured in the film Partner by Bertolucci with Margareth & Balthazar Clémenti, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Valérie Lagrange, Yves Beneyton ...


Biography - Filmography

 

A l'ombre de la canaille bleue
DVD 2 content :

In the shadow
of the blue rascal

(1978-1985) - 84 min. Fiction. 
A harsh icy decent into the depths of hell.

The story of the doomed wanderings of a serial killer fleeting from the law. The story then twists into the depths of the Parisian underbelly.
Featuring : Achmi Gahcem, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Simon Reggiani, Pierre Clémenti…
Music : Gilbert Artman.

Sun

(1988) - 14 min. Autobiographical tale.

In Pierre Clémenti’s monologue he recounts his past, a detention in the Italian prison, the injustice for which he is the victim. The monologue draws from his book "Quelques messages personnels".

With : Pierre Clémenti, Marie-Laure de Noailles, Rose Clémenti...
Music : John Livengood.


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