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Olivier Vandersleyen

Belgium, France | 2022 | 23 min
French |
Subtitles: English
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Available on ARTS.FILM from November 25, 2022

Marie Gaillet, a Belgian artist, has been a painter for 70 years. After her studies in fashion design in Brussels, she started oil painting thanks to the insistence of Jacques Maes, professor at the academy of St Josse in Brussels. For 20 years she painted with Pierre Dulieu. It was at Regain, near the small town of Apt, that she discovered the landscapes of Provence. On the spot, she drew them in Indian ink and painted them in watercolour. In her studio, she transposes them into oil paintings. For 13 years now, she has been severely handicapped by age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Despite this, she continues to paint and to give painting lessons.
Coauthor Martine Degreef Merckx Laroy
Director Olivier Vandersleyen
Camera Olivier Vandersleyen
Translation Andrew Unwin
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Olivier Vandersleyen

Olivier Vandersleyen

Olivier Vandersleyen has been teaching at ENSAV (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels – La Cambre), Brussels, since 1979. He is a member of the Belgian and European Press corps, and as cameraman has covered events like the fall of the Berlin wall, the war in Former Yugoslavia and conflict in Northern Ireland for the major TV broadcasters. He is a graduate of INSAS (Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle et des techniques de diffusion), Brussels. His first job was with FR3, in France. He has also worked with France Inter, France Culture and Sud Radio. He produces and directs documentaries on industrial heritage such as Greenhouse Effects, Mad about Hats, Arthur Brancart and the Marbrite or Dr Biermans, a True Story as well as on archaeological heritage (The Tempest Stela) or on art (Lost from sight). The narration is based on proven facts and documents that attest to them. The images are always a reflection of reality. Sources are always cross-checked and information verified. Experts are given the floor with their own voice and express their opinions freely.

Biographies have been provided by third parties.
Greenhouse Effects (2010) ; Do a good job, Have a good Time, The Utopia of Arthur Brancart (2013 ; Mad about Hats (2014) ; The Tempest Stela, Revisiting the roots of the Exodus (2017) ; I was Born in Belgoville (2020) ; Dr Biermans, a True Story (2021) ; Lost from sight (2022)

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