RAIN

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On 25th May 2011 the world renowned Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris presented Rain, its first ever performance of a choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.

The filmmakers Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes followed the rehearsal process from the auditions to the opening performance. The documentary focuses on how De Keersmaeker and the Rosas dancers convey the dance idiom of the choreographer to the classically trained ballet dancers. The rigidity of ballet gives way to another kind of severity, namely the mathematical pattern of Rain, which, however, conceals a powerful emotional layering. A poetic documentary about searching, looking and hesitating within the walls of the opera.

 

Credits

Directors: Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Producer: Bart Van Langendonck - SAVAGE FILM (BE)

Co-producers: SCIAPODE (FR), L'OPÉRA NATIONAL DE PARIS (FR), EYEWORKS (BE)

With the support of:  Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), CNC, the Media Development Program of the E.U., the Belgian tax shelter for film financing (investor : B-ARCHITECTEN)

With the participation of: Rosas and Ictus

In collaboration with: Canvas, NTR & Mezzo

 

Releases

Festival release

October 17 - FILM FESTIVAL GHENT / VOORUIT (Ghent)

Avant premiere

October 18 - KAAITHEATER (Brussels)    

Theatrical releases

From October 24 on - FLAGEY (Brussels)

From October 24 on - CINEMA ZED (Leuven)

From October 31 on - SPHINX (Ghent)

From December 5 on - ACTOR'S STUDIO (Brussels)

Other screenings

November 7 - CINEMA ZUID (Antwerp)

December 18 - CINEMA LE PARC (Liège)

December 20 to 22 - CHURCHILL CINEMA (Liège)

December 20 & 23 - EUROSCOOP (Genk)

April 11, 2013: VELINX (Tongeren)

April 17, 2013: Z33 (Hasselt)

April 17, 2013 - CINEMA WALBURG (Hamont-Achel)

May 12, 2013 - KINODVOR (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

October 13, 2013 - UTOPOLIS (Turnhout, Belgium)

November 21, 2013 - FILMHUIS DE KEIZER (Deventer, The Netherlands)

December 4, 2013 - MUSEE DE LA DANSE (Rennes, France)

March 18, 2014 - LA COMEDIE DE CLERMONT-FERRAND (Clermont-Ferrand, France)

May 18, 2014 - NATIONALSTORE (Brussels, Belgium)

 

Festivals & Awards

IDFA (The Netherlands, 2012)

Cinedans (The Netherlands, 2013)

Cinéma du Réel (France, 2013),

FIFA Montréal (Canada, 2013)

Docville (Belgium, 2013)

Dokfest (Germany, 2013)

Los Angeles Film Festival (USA, 2013)

Lemesos International Documentary Film Festival (Cyprus, 2013)

Filmfestival Oostende (Belgium, 2013)

San Francisco Dance Festival (USA, 2013)

Haifa IFF (Israel, 2013)

International Dancefilmfestival Brussels, l'art difficille de filmer la dance (Belgium, 2013)

L'ISELP Festival du film sur l'art (Belgium, 2013): Best Film

Doc Lisboa (Portugal, 2013)

Dancing in the Dark (Sweden, 2013)

Dublin Dance Festival (Ireland, 2014), screening: May 25 at 16h @ Irish Film Institute

Malta Festival (Poland, 2014), screening: June 15 at 20h30

 

Links

www.claes-rochette.be
www.rosas.be

 

Video

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