RAIN

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Synopsis

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

 

Release

October 17, 2012 (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)
La Comedie de Clermont Ferrand (France, 2014)
Dublin Dance Festival (Ireland, 2014)
Malta Festival (Poland, 2014)

 

Links

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

 

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