A poetic journey through the imagination of 11 renowned writers and directors.
Tuesday 16 April, 19.30h at Rialto
Noelle Deschamps – France – 2012
Through intimate interviews with eleven renowned filmmakers from different corners of the world, DREAMERS offers a rare insight of their personal histories, inner worlds and creative processes.
Featuring an extraordinary cast of film directors and scriptwriters, the documentary reveals the dreams and obsessions that brought them to cinema, how their ideas and intuitions have been transferred into film and how they succeeded (and sometimes failed) in developing their personal artistic visions.
Profoundly different among each other but united by the uniqueness of their , Jacques Audiard (Un Prophet, De Rouille et D’Os), John Boorman (Deliverance), Pan Nalin (Samsara), James Gray (Two Lovers), Guillermo Arriaga (Amores Perros, Babel), Emir Kusturica (Underground, Time of the Gypsies), Maïwenn (Polisse), Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind), Frank Pierson (Dog Day Afternoon), Jaco van Dormael (Toto le Heros) and Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) discuss what it means to be a film director and the mistery of creation.
The screening of April 16 will be the absolute Dutch premiere of the film.
This documentary film is a poetic worldwide journey, through the imagination of 11 writers and directors from the 1980s to today. They are Indian, French, American, Mexican, English. They are 80, 60 or 40 years old. They don’t necessarily know each other and don’t work together. However, they all belong to the same family. They have firmly established their work, they were able to create an ever-lasting genre, they all share this emotional filmmaking. By entering their world, through the images of their films and personal interviews about their inspirations, their very specific way of working, their subjects, their characters and their directing style, we will discover what they have in common. A style of cinema that strives to communicate a filmmaker’s personal vision to the largest audience possible. Which, beyond different methods of writing and directing, is driven by inspiration and the conveying of emotions, thereby creating a universal language. – Venice International Film Festival 2012
Cracking the Frame
A monthly program featuring an international selection of critically acclaimed art related documentaries and artists’ films.
Cracking the Frame focuses on the creative intersection between art and film through experimental documentaries and cinematic portraits of the life and work of established contemporary artists, filmmakers, writers and global thinkers.
Each film is theatrically unreleased in The Netherlands and will be screened in English or with English subtitles.