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Vivian ostrovsky
Mais ailleurs c’est toujours mieux
Doc. expérimental | super8 | couleur | 4'9'' | France / USA | 2016
Film-hommage à Chantal Akerman, le nouveau court de Vivian Ostrovsky s’amorce avec leur première rencontre au début des années 70. Mêlant ses propres films à ceux de Chantal Akerman, la réalisatrice fait revivre quelques instants la personnalité de Chantal. Quarante années d’amitié condensées en quatre minute.
Vivian Ostrovsky, (b.1945, New York) grew up in Rio, studied film studies and psychology in Paris. When she started filming in 1980, she focused on using analog formats - especially Super8 - for experimental cinema. Her signature collage shorts and avant-garde documentaries have been shown at the main film festivals (Berlin, Rotterdam, Viennale, Tribeca) and have been part of collections such as the MOMA, NY, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Freunde der Deutschen Kinemathek in Berlin. Her moving image work is noted for its span of super 8, 16mm, video and digital media, found footage and immersive installations. This screening includes films connected to Latin America and more particularly Brazil. Whether more personal or historical projects, they are always infused with dreamlike playfulness and intimate nostalgia.