The New Waves Non fiction


Eric Baudelaire | France | 2019 | 114 min.
O.V in French subtitled in English and Spanish

Artist Eric Baudelaire spent four years in the making of this film with a group of students from the Dora Maar Institute in the Parisian suburb of Saint-Denis. Not so much as a teacher, but as a guide, allowing each student's idea to emerge about how a film is made, and what kind of film to make. The result is a striking and kaleidoscopic film that achieves through its spontaneity to be a lucid reflection on what cinema is, full of small stories, intimate portraits, performative games, theatricals and sharp social observations, a vision of friendship, trust and emancipation, a tale that is as naive as it is refreshing, revealing and profound.


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Direction: Eric Baudelaire
Editing: Claire Atherton
Production: Éric Baudelaire, Alexandra Delage, Hélène Maes
Production Company: Poulet-Malassis, Les Films d’Ici


Born in 1973. After getting professional trained as a political scientist, Baudelaire established himself as a visual artist with a research-based practice. His feature films Also Known As Jihadi (2017), Letters to Max (2014), The Ugly One (2013) and The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi and 27 Years Without Images (2011) have circulated widely in film festivals, including Locarno, Toronto, New York, FID Marseille and Rotterdam.He has also developed installations that include photographs, engravings, performances, publications and projections. His work has been seen in centers such as Pompidou, Paris, Witte de With in Rotterdam, Fridericianum in Kassel, Berkeley Art Museum, Gasworks in London, and The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, among others. His works can be found in the collections of the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, the MACBA in Barcelona, the Pompidou, the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Un film Dramatique premiered in Locarno.