Invited at the Ateliers 2014, Ross McElwee and Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd recount their life and work to students from the ECAL. Discover these two video portraits directed by the students themselves during the Festival's last edition.
Selected in the biggest festivals (berlin, Cannes and Venice), the work of Ross McElwee is miles away from the American narrative tradition. He does not aspire to the universality of Hollywood films; on the contrary, he is well aware of his subjectivity and plays with it, to such an extent that the man behind the camera becomes a character of his own.
Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd is fully involved in the stories that he tells. Sometimes, the film ends up carrying him in a totally unexpected direction. His work starts with an intensive observational phase, during which he gets completely immersed in a universe. Then he dedicates himself to a thorough aesthetic effort that gives the film clarity and meaning.
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