Du 1er au 30 novembre, BAFF présentera une belle sélection de 70 films sur l'architecture, l'archéologie, le cinéma, la danse, le design, l'histoire de l'art, les musées, la musique, l'opéra, les arts visuels et d'autres disciplines artistiques.
Certains de ces films seront projetés à l'Alba du 6 au 8 novembre.
Mardi 6 novembre, 19h: Sally Mann suivi de Citizen Loewy
Mercredi 7 novembre, 19h: Niemeyer
7h45: Louvre Abu Dhabi
Jeudi 8 novembre, 20h: Graffiti Men Beyrouth suivi de Never Ending Man, Hayao Myazaki.
Synopsis des films :
Sally Mann : Collodion and the Angel of Uncertainty (2017-2018, 9’, Carroll Moore, English/English sub.)
Film produced by National Gallery of Art, Washington.
Made in conjunction with the exhibition Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings, this nine-minute documentary explores Mann’s use of collodion wet plate negatives, a process used by many Civil War photographers. But unlike her predecessors, who worked hard to create perfect negatives, Mann readily embraced the flaws such as specks of dust or pools of chemicals. These very imperfections, Mann explains, enable her to capture a sense of the South, where the very air is redolent with the spirits of the past.
Niemeyer 4 Ever (2018, 30’, Nicolas Khoury/BAFF, Arabic/English or French sub.)
Niemeyer 4 Ever draws the poignant picture of the Trablous Rachid Karame International Fair; the “ghost town” composed of a hundred and ten thousand square meters of structures; erected on a one million square meters of terrain; engulfed by bitter souvenirs and dead silence. It never reached the objective for which it was conceived by Oscar Niemeyer, the builder of Brasilia, worldwide celebrated and icon of modern architecture.
Le Louvre Abu Dhabi : (2017, 75’, Patrick Ladoucette, French/English sub.) This documentary recounts the architectural and cultural adventure of the construction of the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum. Viewers will discover how this architectural concept, which plays on the relationship between interior and exterior, in ever-changing light, provides a link between tradition and modernity, and lays down a bridge between cultures. At the crossroads of the West and the Middle East, this film also reveals the educational and cultural challenges of the making of the Louvre Abu Dhabi.
Never-Ending Man : Hayao Miyazaki (Japan, 2017, 70’, directed by Kaku Arakawa, V.O./English sub.)
In 2013, Oscar winning director Hayao Miyazaki took the world of animation by surprise, as he announced that he would be retiring at 72. However, his creative whims aren’t ready to let go just yet. After meeting with a group of young animators specializing in computer graphics, he decided to explore a new means of expression by directing a short based on 3D animation techniques. Will this new creation change the future of the Japanese world of animation? This documentary follows Miyazaki using 3D animation for the very first time, revealing the creatively complex man behind the work. Following Miyazaki’s career since 2006, director Kaku Arakawa paints a sober and fascinating portrait of this icon of the animation world.
Graffiti men Beyrouth (2017/2018, 60’, Sarah Claux, Arabic, English, French/Arabic or French or English sub.)
Torn between the West and the East, Lebanese graffiti artists reproduce their European and American models' heritage and adapt it to their contemporary issues by stepping aside from the established image of street art. The fundamental concern remains the same, only the context changes: try and forget the war, the refugee crisis, the lack of political attention, unemployment, and the struggle against freedom restriction. In the country of cedar trees, this new movement in street art gives a fresh voice to a youth who has long been ignored by its nation. Since the birth of the graffiti scene these artists no longer fear to publicly condemn their elders' conservatism. They feel responsible for expressing a generation's frustration with this new way of expression, which is often used to relay strong messaging of discontent. While facing their families and communities daily pressures, graffiti artists challenge social constraints and express their thirst for independence, and their desire of freedom and individualism.