More Views

EXPRMNTL EXPRMNTL

Brecht Debackere Brecht Debackere
£16.00

Description

Details

Knokke, Belgium. A small mundane coastal town, home to the beau-monde. To compete with Venice and Cannes, the posh casino hosts the second 'World Festival of Film and the Arts' in 1949, organized in part by the royal cinematheque of Belgium. To celebrate cinema's 50 year existence, they put together a side program showcasing the medium in all its shapes and forms: surrealist film, absolute film, dadaist films, abstract film,... The side program would soon become a festival in its own right: 'EXPRMNTL', dedicated to experimental cinema, and would become a mythical gathering of the avant-garde...

EXPRMNTL knew only five editions, in 1949, 1958, 1963, 1967 and 1974 but those five editions became known as the most legendary of all experimental film festivals.

The documentary 'EXPRMNTL' tells the story of experimental film through the history of this festival, a history which tells us how we came to understand what we watch, a history which questions the very nature of film and how a big part of how we understand our world relies on the very nature of moving images.



CREDITS

VISUALANTICS & CINEMATEK present
"EXPRMNTL"

a film by BRECHT DEBACKERE
in co-production with CANVAS - RTBF
supported by the FLANDERS AUDIOVISUAL FUND 

Knokke, Belgium. A small mundane coastal town, home to the beau-monde. To compete with Venice and Cannes, the posh casino hosts the second 'World Festival of Film and the Arts' in 1949, organized in part by the royal cinematheque of Belgium. To celebrate cinema's 50 year existence, they put together a side program showcasing the medium in all its shapes and forms: surrealist film, absolute film, dadaist films, abstract film,... The side program would soon become a festival in its own right: 'EXPRMNTL', dedicated to experimental cinema, and would become a mythical gathering of the avant-garde...

EXPRMNTL knew only five editions, in 1949, 1958, 1963, 1967 and 1974 but those five editions became known as the most legendary of all experimental film festivals.

The documentary 'EXPRMNTL' tells the story of experimental film through the history of this festival, a history which tells us how we came to understand what we watch, a history which questions the very nature of film and how a big part of how we understand our world relies on the very nature of moving images.



CREDITS

VISUALANTICS & CINEMATEK present
"EXPRMNTL"

a film by BRECHT DEBACKERE
in co-production with CANVAS - RTBF
supported by the FLANDERS AUDIOVISUAL FUND 

Extras

16 page booklet detailing all the films that were in competition over the course of 5 editions, including a list of all the prize winners. We'll add some colourful images as well!

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5419999109635
Year 2016 (DVD 2017)
Director Debackere, Brecht
Format DVD
Publisher(s) visualantics
Countries Belgium
Colour Colour + B&W
Sound Stereo / 5.1 surround
Subtitles French, Dutch & English
Language(s) English
Running time 68 min
DVD region 0, PAL
Certificate N/a

Tags

You may also be interested in the following product(s)