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Bertrand Bonello

On War
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 7pm
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

My New Picture & Other Shorts
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 8pm
Anthology Film Archives
Co-presented with Anthology Film Archives

 

Bertrand Bonello
Though celebrated for his work in film, Bertrand Bonello began his career in music, a discipline that continues to inform his films. His compelling work is representative of the groundbreaking and boundary-free experimentation born of interdisciplinary dialogue in the arts. Features, short films, and sound pieces by Bonello all explore this transformative relationship between image and sound.

Born in 1968, Bertrand Bonello lives between Paris and Montréal. His first feature film, Something Organic (1998), was presented at the Berlin Festival (Panorama). The Pornographer (2001), his second feature along with Jean-Pierre Léaud, was selected for International Critics' Week at Cannes and won the FIPRESCI prize. Bertrand Bonello imposes his singular voice and world with Tiresia (2003), in Competition at the Festival de Cannes. In 2005 he returns to Cannes with a short, Cindy, the Doll is Mine. He continues making music and, in 2007, releases My New Picture: an album to accompany a film presented at the Locarno Festival. In 2008, On War, a feature starring Mathieu Amalric, Asia Argento and Guillaume Depardieu was selected for the Directors' Fortnight.

 

 

On War
De la guerre

Tuesday, September 21 at 7pm
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

Directed by Bertrand Bonello, 2008. Color. 130 min.
With Mathieu Amalric, Asia Argento, Guillaume Depardieu.
In French with English subtitles.

Screening will be introduced by director Bertrand Bonello
and will be followed by a Q&A.

Struggling with a midlife crisis, forty-year-old filmmaker, Bertrand (Amalric) begins to feel disenchanted with the world. A young man leads him to a utopian refuge in the countryside where he meets a charismatic Italian woman named Uma (Argento). Here under Uma’s direction, Bertrand embarks on an intriguing journey of self-exploration. On War was screened as part of the Directors’ Fortnight series at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

 

Ticket Price
FIAF Members Free*
Non-Members $10
Students w/ID $7

Venue
Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

Subway
4, 5, 6 to 59th St
N, R, W to Fifth Ave
E to 53rd St & Fifth Ave

*Free ticket available at the box office on the day of the event with valid FIAF Member ID. Advance tickets available for $2.

 

My New Picture and Other Shorts
Wednesday, September 22 at 8pm
Anthology Film Archives

Screening will be followed by Q&A with Bertrand Bonello, Andrew Lampert, film archivist and programmer at Anthology Film Archives, and Marie Losier, FIAF film curator.

Cindy, the Doll is Mine
Directed by Bertrand Bonello, 2005. Color. 15 min.
With Asia Argento
In English
Cindy, the Doll is Mine is a short film inspired by a photograph by Cindy Sherman. A brunette takes a photograph of a blonde and, through the two characters—both played by the great Asia Argento—Bonello creates a haunting exploration of duality and ambiguity.

Where the Boys Are
Directed by Bertrand Bonello, 2009. Color. 22 min.
With Esther Garrel, Pauline Etienne, P’tissem Ayata, Justine Lou Dhouailly
In English
Four young girls in an apartment dream about a hypothetical boy while, in front of their building, the construction of the Gennevilliers' mosque is completed.

My New Picture
Bertrand Bonello, 2007. Color. 35 min.
With Sabrina Seyvecou
No dialogue
My New Picture is a “film for the ears,” a project that musician-turned-filmmaker Bonello began as a music album and translated into other subsequent, independent forms of varying lengths and formats. First, there is the “object that is the CD.” That is, the album, which has a length of 65 minutes; but there is also this “sound film,” an image booklet, and a website. Each of these aspects, each of these atmospheres, can be experienced independently, so that the audience can imagine and create a film that only exists as a mental screening.

 

Ticket Price
FIAF / AFA Members $6
Students, seniors
& kids (under 12) $7
Non-Members $9

Venue
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Ave,
at 2nd Street, NYC

Subway
F, V to 2nd Ave, LES

Co-curated by Pascale Cassagneau and Marie Losier .
Special thanks to Pascale Cassagneau, the Centre national des arts plastiques/ ministere de la culture, Bertrand Bonello, Anthology Film Archives, and Les Films du Bélier.
Image: Cindy, the Doll is Mine / © Bertrand Bonello and MK2

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