A special programme this year for a particularly devilish edition, with a welcome breath of Air by Jeanne Added in a volcanic setting, directed by Julien Mignot (2020 Lab Jury) and accompanied by the Auvergne Film Commission, as well as Belfour and “Si la rivière coule” for a gentle daydream amidst the lakes of Auvergne.
“See My Girls” by Tindersticks: we were able to enjoy the live version at Imago during a practice session before their European tour. This is the animated version, a colorful collage, a biting line of pencil that scrolls by like the glass plate of a magic lantern, created by Sidonie Osborne Staples and her father Stuart Staples, the band leader.
There are beautiful, colorful encounters in this programme: Larry “Ratso” Sloman, cult writer of the US underground scene, sings us a tune and introduces us to a few of his friends like Nick Cave and a few other bad seeds in I Want Everything, a film by Paul Szynol.
The beating heart of this programme is orchestrated by Vincent Moon through ritual and trance, an intense moment of sharing, a fantasy for our troubled times, a crazy little desire to slip into the middle of these modern whirling dervishes to the sound of Mondkopf and this “Danse des ombres”.
An accomplice of Oiseaux Tempête and As Human Pattern (alongside Grégoire Couvert) on the visuals for a cine-concert from the 2020 Festival, the talent of Grégoire Orio will be on display from a new angle: he is author of the imagery AND music for the captivating MAR project. He also sublimates the poetry of Christophe Manon in the new “Poèmes pour les temps présents” concocted within Ciclic’s creative workshop.
Trio at the head of the CCN Ballet National de Marseille (which we hope to see again soon at La Comédie), LA(HORDE) is once again teaming up with Rone, the prodigy of the French electro scene, for “Room with a View”, with dancers of such a breathtaking virtuosity that it makes you long for the 2022 edition of the festival and its long-awaited retrospective dedicated to dance.