Visions du Réel will be honouring two key directors during its next edition, from 17 to 25 April 2015: the great French filmmaker Vincent Dieutre and Harutyun Khachatryan, one of Armenia’s most eminent filmmakers. A unique opportunity to meet them and discover their world and working method during the film lecture they will give, while (re)discovering their works.
VINCENT DIEUTRE: autofiction opening onto the world
The spiritual son of Chantal Akerman, Marguerite Duras, Eustache and Pasolini–or even a “brother” in arms to Naomi Kawase or Pierre Huygue–Vincent Dieutre is a literary French filmmaker who delves into the apparent banality of the visible. Whether he’s filming his Parisian district, facing up to his love stories or to stories of love lost with History, or returning, again and always, to Italy–his territory of rites of passage, where he discovered sexuality, drugs and the violence of politics. His work shares the moving geographies of the intimate to better express the collective contemporary experience.
HARUTYUN KHACHATRYAN: the nomadic poet of Armenian cinema
Author of essential works and immune to the artificial differentiation between documentaries and fiction, Harutyun Khachatryan has, with a dozen films, put Armenia back on the contemporary map for cinephiles. Moreover, he is the Director of the Golden Apricot International Film Festival, one of Caucasia’s most important festivals. With his films, he has successfully restored the dialogue between History and cinematographic action by placing the Armenian diaspora into the framework of the dissolution of the Soviet Union.