J. Leth: Jeg taler til jer – John Kørners verden

Redaktionen (Allan Berg og undertegnede) nåede at se Jørgen Leths film om maleren John Kørner ved sidste forevisning i Grand Teatret i København før den blev pillet af plakaten. Vi kedede os bemærkelsesværdigt. Sjældent har vi set Jørgen Leth, dansk dokumentarfilms største navn, hædret på denne blog utallige gange, virke så uoplagt. I mødet med en dansk maler, som bl.a. har leveret til kongehuset.

Leth kommer i filmen ind i John Kørners atelier, siger ”det er sateme godt” eller ”fantastisk”, hjælper maleren med at flytte rundt på billederne og går ud af døren igen. Efter nogle samtaler som mest består i at maleren hurtigsnakker om sine billeder.

Hvorfor var Leths mesterfotograf Dan Holmberg ikke inviteret med? Det ville have hjulpet på filmens slappe, nærmest reportageagtige fotografering med en stærk, stram og meddigtende billedside. Nu virker det hele sjusket.

Vi mindes ikke at have set så tit på uret, som vi gjorde i Grand den sene eftermiddag.

Danmark, 2013, 60 mins.

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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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