Pol Bury, la poèsie de la lenteur

Arthur Ghenne & 57' — 2013

This film offers us a glimpse of Pol Bury, an unusual and protean artist obsessed with a single idea, the perception of time flowing. Various woven interviews of close friends (Alechinsky, André Balthazar, Velma Bury, Adrien Maegh…) enable us to understand the path of an artist who took part in three fundamental artistic movements in Belgium’s 20th century: surrealism, CoBrA, and Lettrism and Pataphisics. Three different movements tinted with a common irreverent and casual spirit, an endless search for renewal and freedom from constraints. In short, the Bul way of thinking that André Balthazar defined as « a way of loosing one’s balance (…), a way of saying enough, without saying to much ». A definition that filmmaker Arthur Ghenne applies to his film through glimpses filled with wry wit and superimpressions of testimonies with images of Bury’s works, offering us – with humour – the different evolutions of the artist’s work.

Belgium

Production: Cinémathèque de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

Director
Arthur Ghenne
Scenario
Arthur Ghenne
DOP
Arthur Ghenne, Géraud Vandendriessche
Sound
Alain Steenhoudt, Christophe Blitz
Image editor
Arthur Ghenne
Production
Cinémathèque de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles de Belgique
Image Format
HD
Sound Format
Stéréo
BW/Colour
Color
Languages OV
FR
Available subtitles
EN
Awards and Mentions

Images en bibliothèques – Paris (France) – Film soutenu par la Commission nationale de sélection des médiathèques 2014

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