Cinemateket: Den etnografiske dokumentar

Der er mulighed for søde gensyn og nyopdagelser i Cinematekets december-program. Under overskriften ”Den etnografiske dokumentar” er der Basil Wright (”Song of Ceylon”), flere gange Jean Rouch, inklusiv foredrag om ham, den fremragende Vietnamfilm af Trinh T. Minh-ha fra 1989 (”Surname Viet Given Name Nam”) og meget mere, f.eks. Pierre Perraults ”The Moontrap” (billede) fra 1963. Perrault er alt for lidt kendt i Danmark, jeg har haft det held at se hans film på Cinéma du Réel og i SFC, hvor Dola Bonfils i sin tid gjorde mig opmærksom på denne mesterlige poetiske filmskaber, som i lang tid i de hektiske Quebec libre-dage nægtede at lade sine film udgive i engelske versioner. Kryds af i kalenderen!

Allerede nu på søndag kan der være grund til at gå i Cinemateket for at møde bl.a. Janus Metz (anmeldelse her af ”Fra Thailand til Thy”) og Andreas Møl Dalsgård (anmeldelse her af ”Afghan Muscles”), der sammen med andre sætter den etnografiske film til debat under overskriften ”Os og dem – her og nu”. Ikke nogen klog titel på et arrangement, men deltagerne kan rette op på det.

In English: I mention a series of etnografic films to be shown at the Danish Cinemateket through the month of December, among those films by Jean Rouch but also the far too little appreciated Canadian film poet Pierre Perrault, whose  ”Pour la suite du monde” (”The Moontrap”) Rouch talked about in an interview: It’s about fishing for a white whale, a film where you might say [Henri] Cartier-Bresson’s camera grows out of Vertov’s brain and falls back on Flaherty to give us Man of Aran in direct sound. If it lives up to the promise of the rushes, it is absolutely fantastic, a complete success, it’s Rouquier’s Farrebique with the wonderfully participatory camera of Flaherty but at the same time this camera walks–thanks to Brault–with direct interviews, and with fantastic characters.

http://www.dfi.dk/cinemateket/Program/seriebeskrivelse.htm?pageType=&id=3988

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Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller

Müller, Tue Steen
Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK

Worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Verzio Budapest, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy.

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