The image, the text and the music come together to give an impression of anxiety and apocalypse. Here again, Henri Storck uses his method: exploring the paintings like a tale, adding intensity to a pictorial world through camera movement, commentary and music.
Direction and argument : Henri Storck
Text : Pierre Seghers (including quotes from Alfred Jarry, Aragon, Patrice de la Tour du Pin)
Camera : José Dutillieu
Editing : Henri Storck
Music : Philippe Arthuys
Voice : Jean Desailly
Co-production : André Tadié (Paris) and Henri Storck (Brussels)
Complementary film to Le bonheur d’être aimé
Italian version : text by Enrico Fulchignoni.
My adolescence unfolded in the presence of artists. My uncle painted and our family was very close to artists who lived in the town and who later became famous, Ensor, Spilliaert, Permeke… These artists from Ostend were my masters. I showed them some experiments filmed in Pathé Baby 9.5mm which was inspired by some of their own themes…
Henri Storck, Jeune Cinéma, May-June, 1988
Two works inspired by his 35-year friendship with the surrealist artist and set designer, Félix Labisse.