L E   F I F A
L E   F I F A
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A canvas, a work-table, a market stall. Paint, dough, slabs of meat. When a painter, a baker, or a butcher comes into the frame, their gestures meld and overlap. An interchangeable choreography emerges and forges a surprising connection between the three trades. Jazz stands in for narration, setting the rhythm of concentration, precision, repetition, and creation, in three different practices simultaneously. Words of simple wisdom appear on the screen: Creation is like bread. You need to add yeast to make it rise.” This short film is ode to manual tasks, to the noble work of bare hands.
FIN, Atlantic International Film Festival, Canada (2020)
FICFA, Festival International Du Cinema Francophone En Acadie, Canada (2020)
Director Dan Smeby
Sound Evan Mathews
Cinematography Alex Balkam

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Dan Smeby

Dan Smeby

Smeby is a self taught filmmaker dancing between the borders of fact and fiction. Rendering notions of truths through a tango of time based medias.

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Selected films:
Lever Lencre (2014)
Dream I home
Kiole Kiole (Crazy Crazy) (2019)
Next Sunrise (2016)

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