Papay Gyro Nights 2012: Patrick Bokanowski

L'ANGE / THE ANGEL

We were very proud to present “L’ANGE / THE ANGEL” in  its original format – 16mm. Together with other two shorter pieces “DÉJEUNER DU MATIN” and “LA FEMME QUI SE POUDRE”, all were lovingly delivered by director of French Institute in Scotland in person.

Thanks for experienced film maker Mark Jenkins voluntarily operated the 16mm projector.

The DVD “L’ANGE / THE ANGEL” is also available at Papay Gyro Nights shop here

Patrick Bokanowski. French filmmaker and artist developed a manner of treating filmic materiel that crosses over traditional boundaries of film genre : short film, experimental cinema and animation. His work lies on the edge between optical and plastic art, in a « gap » of constant reinvention. Patrick BOKANOWSKI challenges the idea that cinema must, essentiallly, reproduce reality, our everyday thoughts and feelings. His films contradict the photographic « objectivity » that is firmly tied to the essence of film production the world over. Bokanowski’s experiments attempt to open the art of film up to other possibilities of expression, for example by « warping » his camera lens (he prefers the term « subjective » to « objective » – the French word for « lens »), thus testifying to a purely mental vision, unconcerned with film’s conventional representations, thus affecting and metamorphosing reality, and thereby offering to the viewer of his films new adventures in perception.

Pierre Coulibeuf

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