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Soulages - Stéphane Berthomieux
- Documentaire


France - 2017 - 52 mn - Réalisation : Stéphane Berthomieux - Production : Serge Lalou, Élodie Dombre - Scénario : Stéphane Berthomieux, Isabelle Fougère, Valérie Frêne - Image : Nicolas Duchêne - Montage : Angelos Angelidis - Son : Galaad Germa, Kip Sturm - Interprétation : Pierre Soulages, Pierre Encrevé, Daniel Kunth, Dan Mc Enroe, Alain Badiou, Jean-Michel Jarre, Jean-Luc Barrié et la voix de Dominique Blanc -

Contact : Les Films d'Ici Méditerranée - 21 rue des balances - 34000 Montpellier - Tél : 06 20 67 37 04 - e-mail : elodiedombre@filmsdicimediterranee.fr - web : www.filmsdicimediterranee.fr/

Centre Rabelais Samedi 21 octobre 2017, 19 h 00

At 97 years old, Pierre Soulages, an imposing 1m90 tall, is as solid as a rock. Quick-spirited and steady-handed still, he is one the last living legends of abstract art. Stéphane Berthomieux’s documentary explores the experience of light born of black through three levels of reading: archives, staged testimonials and voice-overs. The approach is biographical and poetic, portraying the role played by Soulages in 20th and 21st century art, fully conscious of artistic modernity, the power of the Soulages black and the energy transmitted. From science to wonder, with Outrenoir (ultra-black) as leitmotiv, the documentary follows Soulages’ quest for light. This is a telling homage to powerful art and a timeless artist.

Stéphane Berthomieux

After a degree in economics, he graduated from Fine Arts of Clermont-Ferrand. In 2006, he directed his first short film, a musical documentary on the Anglo-American group, The Kills. He wrote and directed his first long feature film, La Ruée vers l'Ouest, a documentary on Vielles Charrues music festival produced by Sombrero & co. In 2015, he wrote and directed a fiction short film, How Does David Lynch Do It? with Jean-Pierre Kalfon. He works as an independant director, editor and as a journalist for Cap 24 channel (Île-de-France) and directs short films for INA. He founded his own production society in 2013 to produce institutional movies. In 2016, he achieved his documentary on Pierre Soulages. He is actually preparing a long feature film in collaboration with Mathieu Demy.