26 Giugno ore 21/23
Making Men, Director: Antoine Panier, in Best Art Film – Belgium, 20 min
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Making Men examines the question of masculinity. This dance film zooms in on 4 individuals in the process of becoming men. As is expected, they proceed unquestioningly into manhood through various stages of their lives, adopting the clearly coded characteristics allowed by society.
However, a feeling of unease, in the very depths of their being, oppresses them. They feel uncertainty but also something else, harder to define…
Shot in the breathtaking landscape of Zimbabwe, the film features strong and rhythmical choreography but also a special camera work that intensifies emotions inspired by the movement.ù
After fifteen years as a ballet and contemporary dancer, Antoine Panier redirected his professional activity to new technologies and visual communications, including web development, graphics and video. After an intensive course at the Metropolitan Film School of London, he developed his own video production and web design company (Mijim). He then carried out projects in various fields (corporate videos, films and trailers for dance and theatre, motion design …) and took part in the development of the Theatrez-moi! platform for which he makes many video trailers. Through his training and experience in dance, Antoine has developed an original approach to dance in film. This innovative camera work is based on the relationship between the lens and the choreography or the film maker and the dancer.
Through his training and experience in dance, Antoine develops a new approach cinema/dance which results in an original work. This particular camera work is based on the relationship between the lens and the choreography or the movements. The artists, in front of (dancers) and behind the camera (cameraman), listen to each other; they move and breathe together; there is synchronisation. The image is often intrusive and intimate, leaving no room for modesty of emotions.
In 2010 Antoine meets choreographer Harold George for whom he creates video material and visuals to be part of George’s work. Making Men is their first work as co-creators.