L E   F I F A
L E   F I F A
La langue rouge

La langue rouge

Violaine De Villers

Belgium | 2016 | 1 h 9 min
French, English |
Subtitles: English
Belgian artist Walter Swennen invites us into his workshop for a thoughtful but playful dialogue between the movements of his mind and the matter of his works, between a way of being and a way of painting. Moving from Brussels to New York, accompanied by director Violaine de Villers and a team of curators, Swennen speaks to his paintings, and they speak back. We are drawn into this painter-philosopher’s wacky world, in which Buster Keaton bumps into Titian, Krazy Cat rides a Dadaesque hobbyhorse, Mickey Mouse puts ears on Mallarmé, and Boris Vian jams with Thelonious Monk. Swennen is a master at not taking himself too seriously, which this film reveals with impish clarity.
Director Violaine De Villers
Production YC Aligator Film, Marie Kervyn
Editing Lou Galopa
Sound Cosmas Antoniadis, Benoît Bruwier, Matthieu Roche
Cinematography Violaine De Villers, Jean-Pierre Fargeas, Johan Legraie
Distribution YC Aligator Film
Music Graham K. Riach

Production

Violaine De Villers

Violaine De Villers