A woman sweeps leaves in a forest with a leaf blower, another one makes her way through a muddy fi eld, or slops into an armchair in the middle of the traffic. With The Complaint of an Empress, Pina Bausch breaks away from theatre and confronts her dancing with Wuppertal, where she used to work. Relocated this way, the body becomes farcical, movements run idle, long dresses and high heals get tangled up. As if dancers, those masters of movement, had to learn to move again once immersed in real life.
Manoel de Oliveira
PARALLEL SCREEN / MANOEL DE OLIVEIRA FRÔLER L’ÉTERNITÉ
"NON", OU A VÃ GLÓRIA DE MANDAR "NON", OU LA VAINE GLOIRE DE COMMANDER Portugal, 1990, Colour, 35mm, Dolby Stereo, 110’
Original version : portuguese Script : Manoel de Oliveira, with the advice of P. João Marques Photography : Elso Roque Editing : Manoel de Oliveira, Sabine Franel Music : Alejandro Masso. Sound : Gita Ceveira Casting : Luis Miguel Cintra, Diogo Dória, Miguel Guilherme, Luis Lucas Production : Paulo BrancoO VELHO DO RESTELO LE VIEILLARD DU RESTELO Portugal, France, 2014, Colour, HD, 19’ Original version : portuguese Photography : Renato Berta Editing : Valérie Loiseleux Music : José Luís Borges Coelho Sound : Henri Maïkoff Casting : Diogo Dória, Luis Miguel Cintra, Ricardo Trêpa, Mário Barroso Production : Luis Urbano, Sandro Aguilar, O Som e a Fúria Distribution : Epicentre Films