Free hands

Jérôme Laffont & 78' — 2017

Frans Masereel is one of the most fascinating Belgian artists of the 20th century. His work, essentially composed of black and white engravings, is a cry of rebellion against the tragedies of his time. Forced into exile for his pacifist convictions, he embodied, alongside writers like Stefan Zweig and Romain Rolland, the dream of a cultural and brotherly Europe. Through an imaginary correspondence the director addresses to the artist, the film sketches the portrait of a free, touching man who, throughout his life, attempted to break free of art dealers and put his creations in the hands of all.

Belgium

Production : Les Productions du Verger
Co-production : CBA, SUPERMOUCHE Productions, Michigan Films, RTBF, Vosges Télévision
With the support of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, VAF,CNC, Région Grand Est, Ville de Gand, Procirep-Angoa

Director
Jérôme Laffont
DOP
Johan Legraie
Sound
Cosmas Antoniadis, Johann Gretke
Image editor
Joachim Thôme
Sound editor
Magali Schuermans
Mix
Aline Gavroy
Calibration
Bertrand Ricciuti
Music
Joseph Jonge, Jean Rogister, Fernand Quinet
Production
Les productions du Verger (Joachim Thôme)
Image Format
HD
Sound Format
5.1, Stereo
BW/Colour
Color & BW
Languages OV
FR, NL, RO
Available subtitles
FR, EN, NL, DE
Festivals

2019:
Images en bibliothèques, France, 04/19
Cronograf, Moldavia, 05/19

2018:
Festival International du Livre d’Art et du Film, France, 06/18
Marfici International Documentary Festival, Argentina, 08/18

Projections (non-exhaustive list)

Cinéma Sportica de Gravelines

Other films from Jérôme Laffont

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