REENCOUNTER LISANDRO ALONSO AND ALBERT SERRA
17h30, cinéma 2 - Centre Pompidou, Paris
The Argentine Lisandro Alonso and the Catalan Albert Serra, both young filmmakers in their thirties, and with only a few films under their belts since the very early 2000’s, have each mapped out a challenging career path that places them as two of the most important artists of their generation. They both know and appreciate each other’s work and maintained a brief filming correspondence under the commission of the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona.
While the Argentine filmmaker presents his movies and the works of his closest collaborators, until the 29th of June and with extracts of films chosen by himself, Albert Serra returns, with Lisandro Alonso, to his work as a filmmaker. He describes himself, above all, as a contemplative man, attentive to the agricultural world and its inhabitants, a fierce opponent to script and the film industry; praises the work of the Lumière brothers as the quintessence of cinema, and has just come back from shooting after more than five years away from the cameras.