Johan Grimonprez

The work of Johan Grimonprez (Belgium, 1962) has received critical acclaim both in the art and cinema world. Films like dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y (1997), Double Take (2009), Shadow World (2016) and Blue Orchids (2017) have won prestigious awards. His work is part of the collections of Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa; Tate Modern, London, and many others.

A documentary tracing the history of airplane hijacking as portrayed by mainstream television media, from the first transatlantic hijackings in the 1960s to the state-sponsored suitcase bombs of the 1990s.

An essay film targeting the global rise of “fear-as-a-commodity,” in a tale of odd couples and hilarious double deals. Alfred Hitchcock is cast as a paranoid history professor, unwittingly caught up in a double take on the cold war period. 

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