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Chagall entre deux mondes

Chagall entre deux mondes

Laurence Jourdan

France | 2020 | 52 min
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A pivotal figure between two worlds — tradition and modernity, figurative and abstract art — this film, set between 1910 and 1925, takes us to Paris and to Vitebsk, a Belorussian town situated 500 kilometres from Moscow. In Paris, Chagall immerses himself in avant-garde currents — cubism, fauvism, and surrealism — while integrating the Russian and Yiddish worlds into the theatrical space of his paintings. Returning to his hometown, he weaves new ties with his cultural and artistic roots and finds his own pictorial language, fed by love, human suffering in wartime, the hope raised by the October Revolution, and frictions with Kazimir Malevich and the Russian avant-garde. Through Chagall’s personal and artistic career, this documentary also opens the door to the history of Jewish artists of the Russian Empire. A tour de force that sheds light on a less-well-known period of one of the great masters of figurative modern art.
Director Laurence Jourdan
Editing Guillaume Darras
Sound Jean Luc Cesco
Cinematographer Marine Tadié
Music Siegfried Canto

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Laurence Jourdan

Laurence Jourdan

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Laurence Jourdan
est auteur et réalisatrice de nombreux films en France et dans le monde, sur des sujets historiques, sociaux, géopolitiques et culturels, pour Arte et France Télévisions.

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Selected films:
« Les Jeux de la France » Grenoble 1968 (2017)
Second Empire : le pouvoir en scène (2016)
Les défis de l’Église (2014)
Asiatiques de France (2013)
Tipping Point (2011)

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