Voyage à Paris (Jef Cornelis, 1993)
Voyage à Paris
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Voyage à Paris (Jef Cornelis, 1993)
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At the request of Antwerp’s 1993 Cultural Capital of Europe, Jef Cornelis received an opportunity to produce the film Voyage à Paris. Using letters from famous visitors to Paris - Honoré de Balzac, Charles Baudelaire, Walter Benjamin, Cyriel Buysse, Alphonse Daudet, Sébastien Mercier, Henry Miller, Rainer Maria Rilke, Emile Zola and Guillaume Appolinaire - the image of the "city of lights" is interwoven with the history of salesmanship and purchase of "commodities" - from the old or "modern" approach to the merchandising of the present. Through the function of the "modern" approach to the relationship between salesman and consumer, the enticing Parisian passageways are examined in great detail. A visual essay on observing and being observing, fashion and consumerism and the fabulous fascination we continue to harbor for Paris.

‘He is constantly cutting away the “realistic” roots of the film images. He doesn’t touch the images themselves, but abstracts and stylizes them, scraping away their documentary nature. Never entirely, but just enough to let the images slip away from realism. The principle may be easy to understand, but its subtle application, the ever-changing nuances in the relationship between sound and image, holds you spellbound throughout the essay’s fifty minutes.’

Dirk Lauwaert

‘It’s visual-poetic pleasure of the first order. For connoisseurs, but also perfect for beginners: how to evoke, without a single electronic trick, wonderful nuances across ordinary contemporary film images; how to learn a lot, without a single didactic moment.’

Dirk Lauwaert

Price
Prijs
Prix
€ 3,50
Voice-over
Voice-over
Voix off
Dutch, English, French
Available
Beschikbaar
Disponible
Worldwide
Duration
Duur
Longueur
51'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.33
A Film by
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Un film de
With
Met
Avec
Honoré de Balzac, Charles Baudelaire, Walter Benjamin, Cyriel Buysse, Alphonse Daudet, Sébastien Mercier, Henry Miller, Rainer Maria Rilke, Emile Zola, Guillaume Appolinaire
Script
Scenario
Scénario
Rudi Laermans
Image
Beeld
Image
Paul De Cock
Sound
Geluid
Son
Willem Bosse
Producer
Producent
Producteur
Rik Sauwen
Line Producer
Uitvoerend Producent
Producteur Exécutif
Vincent Magescas
Editing
Montage
Montage
Luc De Moor
Production
Productie
Production
BRT