MATHIEU AMALRIC, L'ART ET LA MATIÈRE

by Quentin Mével, André S. Labarthe
MATHIEU AMALRIC, L'ART ET LA MATIÈRE

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Nation: France

Year: 2018

Length: 52'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

On the set, while shooting, and during various conversations, Mathieu Amalric prepares Barbara, his very personal biography of the famous singer from the 1960s, portrayed by Jeanne Balibar. Chatting with André S. Labarthe and Quentin Mével, the French actor/director remembers the previous films he directed and hints at another Barbara (Hannigan, the opera singer), the only one who is familiar with the ghosts which obsess the orchestra director Vladimir Jurowski. An episode of Cinéma, de notre temps, the last one directed by Labarthe (who created the series with Janine Bazin),  who passed away in March 2018. 

Director

Quentin Mével

Quentin  Mével

Quentin Mével, delegate general of the ACRIF (French association encouraging research in cinema), is in charge of programming and meetings between professionals and public in art house’s theater network. He wrote books out of his conversations with many film directors (Noémie Lvovsky, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Cédric Kahn, the Larrieu brothers, Fred Wiseman) and teaches cinema at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University. Mathieu Amalric, l’art et la matière is his first film.

Filmography:
Mathieu Amalric, l’art et la matière (mm, doc., 2018, co-regia Quentin Mével, André S. Labarthe).

André S. Labarthe

André S. Labarthe

André S. Labarthe (Oloron-Sainte-Marie, France, 1931 - Paris, France, 2018), critic of “Cahiers du cinéma,” during the 1960s conceived and produced with Janine Bazin the Cinéastes de notre temps series, interrupted in 1972 and picked up again in 1988 with the title Cinéma, de notre temps. The series collected interviews of the greatest contemporary filmmakers. He also filmed documentaries on Hitchcock, Rohmer, and Scorsese.

Filmography:

Mathieu Amalric, l’art et la matière (mm, doc., 2018, co-regioa Quentin Mével).

Cast and Credits

regia/directors
Quentin Mével, André S. Labarthe
fotografia/cinematography
Sarah Blum
suono/sound
François Abdelnour, Vincent Pateau
montaggio/film editing
Nicolas Ripoche
interpreti/cast
Mathieu Amalric, Jeanne Balibar
produttore/producer
Bastien Ehouzan
produzione/production
Kidam

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contatti/contacts
Kidam
Bastien Ehouzan
[email protected]

www.kidam.net

Director statement

 “The project, from first will to the film direction, has taken place in a brief and intense time, in a joint spirit of capturing a film shooting at the heart of its life, and a life at the heart of the shooting sessions. Mathieu capsizes the real world, and the fiction part of the movement is both fostered and improvised, what makes him a sort of John Zorn of the cinema, a cinema connected to life’s rhythm.” (Q. Mével)

Synopsis Learn more

On the set, while shooting, and during various conversations, Mathieu Amalric prepares Barbara, his very personal biography of the famous singer from the 1960s, portrayed by Jeanne Balibar. Chatting with André S. Labarthe and Quentin Mével, the French actor/director remembers the previous films he directed and hints at another Barbara (Hannigan, the opera singer), the only one who is familiar with the ghosts which obsess the orchestra director Vladimir Jurowski. An episode of Cinéma, de notre temps, the last one directed by Labarthe (who created the series with Janine Bazin),  who passed away in March 2018. 

Director All about direction

Quentin Mével

Quentin  Mével

Quentin Mével, delegate general of the ACRIF (French association encouraging research in cinema), is in charge of programming and meetings between professionals and public in art house’s theater network. He wrote books out of his conversations with many film directors (Noémie Lvovsky, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Cédric Kahn, the Larrieu brothers, Fred Wiseman) and teaches cinema at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University. Mathieu Amalric, l’art et la matière is his first film.

Filmography:
Mathieu Amalric, l’art et la matière (mm, doc., 2018, co-regia Quentin Mével, André S. Labarthe).

André S. Labarthe

André S. Labarthe

André S. Labarthe (Oloron-Sainte-Marie, France, 1931 - Paris, France, 2018), critic of “Cahiers du cinéma,” during the 1960s conceived and produced with Janine Bazin the Cinéastes de notre temps series, interrupted in 1972 and picked up again in 1988 with the title Cinéma, de notre temps. The series collected interviews of the greatest contemporary filmmakers. He also filmed documentaries on Hitchcock, Rohmer, and Scorsese.

Filmography:

Mathieu Amalric, l’art et la matière (mm, doc., 2018, co-regioa Quentin Mével).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/directors
Quentin Mével, André S. Labarthe
fotografia/cinematography
Sarah Blum
suono/sound
François Abdelnour, Vincent Pateau
montaggio/film editing
Nicolas Ripoche
interpreti/cast
Mathieu Amalric, Jeanne Balibar
produttore/producer
Bastien Ehouzan
produzione/production
Kidam

**
contatti/contacts
Kidam
Bastien Ehouzan
[email protected]

www.kidam.net

Director statement Read more

 “The project, from first will to the film direction, has taken place in a brief and intense time, in a joint spirit of capturing a film shooting at the heart of its life, and a life at the heart of the shooting sessions. Mathieu capsizes the real world, and the fiction part of the movement is both fostered and improvised, what makes him a sort of John Zorn of the cinema, a cinema connected to life’s rhythm.” (Q. Mével)