To coincide with the major exhibition Duchamp,Man Ray, Picabia, this landmark series presents over 60 films, most of which have never been shown before in the UK. Marking the fortieth anniversary of the May 1968 protest movements that sparked a revolutionary shift which resounds today, the series demonstrates the political vitality and formal diversity of the French avant garde from the beginnings of cinema to the present day.
The series includes pioneering films by Christian Boltanski, Alberto Cavalcanti, Pierre Clémenti, Marcel Duchamp, Jean Epstein, Gérard Fromanger, Philippe Garrel, Jean-Luc Godard, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Maria Klonaris & Katerina Thomadaki, Ange Leccia, Maurice Lemaître, Rose Lowder, Louis Lumière, Étienne-Jules Marey, Chris Marker, Georges Méliès, László Moholy-Nagy, Pierre Molinier, Marylène Negro, Man Ray, Carole Roussopoulos, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, Ben Vautier, René Vautier and many more.
Director: Nicola Sornaga.
2 flap digipack - 1 DVD - PAL all zones.
Original version french / Subtitles: english, spanish and italian.
Bonus: Fragments pour un film à venir (unpublished- 2007)
Duration : 27’
Edited by Choses Vues, sponsored by the Centre National de la Cinématographie
Music: Bobby Few
Nico, a young ukulele player decides to shoot a movie about Matthieu Messagier, a great poet, whom documentary turn out to be a burlesque and cosmic epopee.
Matthieu Messagier, Dinara Droukarova, Nicola Sornaga, Michel Bulteau, Jacques Ferry, Alain Fride, Thierry Beauchamp, Pierre Péchin.