Mitten

Price
Prijs
Prix
3,5
Language
Taal
Langue
Dutch, English, French
Subtitles
Ondertitels
Sous-titres
Chinese, Dutch, English, French, Italian
Duration
Duur
Longueur
53'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.78

Mitten follows the final weeks of rehearsal of Mitten wir im Leben sind, a performance by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, her company Rosas and cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, based on the six cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach. The film offers an intimate glance into De Keersmaeker’s meticulous methodology, in which a choreographic universe is built up through a careful study of musical composition. This intense creative process of continuously reshaping and honing, characterised by De Keersmaeker’s inexhaustible longing for precision and detail, is reflected in the filmmakers’ patient look at the work of the choreographer, the musician and dancers.

“The camera of Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes scrutinises how it emerges from a continuous circulation between the notes, the words and the gestures. Each scene, alternating between sessions at the table and rehearsals of dance sequences, redistributes the evolving places of these different symbolic arrangements. We see the stops, the retakes, the discussions: about a note, a rhythm, a trajectory.”

Gilles Amalvi

“During the editing process we realised fairly early on that the film is mostly about concentration. Not only human concentration during a working process but also in terms of a propelling dynamic. A creation process of Anne Teresa clearly works towards something, towards a point that is actually unattainable.”

Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes

Price
Prijs
Prix
3,5
Language
Taal
Langue
Dutch, English, French
Subtitles
Ondertitels
Sous-titres
Chinese, Dutch, English, French, Italian
Duration
Duur
Longueur
53'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.78
A Film by
Een film van
Un film de
With
Met
Avec
Boštjan Antončič, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Marie Goudot, Julien Monty, Michaël Pomero, Jean-Guihen Queyras
Image
Beeld
Image
Olivia Rochette
Sound
Geluid
Son
Lennert De Taeye
Producer
Producent
Producteur
Rasmus Van Heddeghem, Ruben Desiere
Editing
Montage
Montage
Dieter Diependaele
Music
Muziek
Musique
Johann Sebastian Bach 6 Cello Suites, BWV 1007 to 1012
Sound Editing
Klankmontage
Montage Son
Sabrina Calmels
Sound Mix
Klankmix
Mixage son
Aline Gavroy
Colour Correction
Kleurcorrectie
Etalonnage
Raphaëlle Dufosset
Production
Productie
Production
Accattone films
Co-production
Coproductie
Coproduction
24images, Mezzo, Kaaitheater & De Munt / La Monnaie, Sadler’s Wells
With the Support of
Met de steun van
Avec le soutien de
Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF), Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée, Canvas, RTBF, Le Mans Télévision