AAS film art series
DMJ International Video Dance Festival 2010
30.APR.2010

program C
special screening
30.APR.2010 / 19:30 - 21:00

PDVD_002.BMP

HERE AFTER

A FILM BY WIM VANDEKEYBUS
Experimental fiction film / dance film ( 64min. 05sec)
ULTIMA VEZ / 2007

PRODUCTION ULTIMA VEZ (BE)
ASSOCIATED PRODUCTION SAVAGE FILM (BE), SCIAPODE (FR)
WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE FLEMISH AUDIOVISUAL FUND (VAF)





SYNOPSIS

Here After is a cinematographic adaptation of the dance/theatre performance Puur (2005 -choreography & direction Wim Vandekeybus). This middle length experimental film is a mixture of fiction and dance, however with a stronger emphasis on the fictional element than in any of Vandekeybus’ former films. While in Blush (2005 – a film based on the eponymous dance performance) the choreography supported the storyline, the narrative in Here After is much more prominent. A story in which body and movement carry the actors’ emotions. The trashy but beautiful Super8-images, showing us an isolated community (and which were part of the performance Puur), have been edited by Dieter Diependaele with Super 16-images filmed at a later stage in natural settings and a film studio, resulting in a passionate fiction film. On these new images the performers dance to the cutting sounds by Italian composer Fausto Romitelli and the lyric music by David Eugene Edwards (Woven Hand) – images that will evoke intense emotional reactions from the viewer. In the wake of the performance Puur, which was received successfully during the Festival d’Avignon 2005, Here After will be a passionate cinematographic experience showing Wim Vandekeybus’ talent as a filmmaker.
Through flashbacks, Here After tells the story of an isolated community in which a power-mad tyrant commands an infanticide. In the danced scenes we see how the characters relive their memories in the here-after; as if their emotions and traumas were captured in the memory of their bodies. The film shows terror and its destroying effect on a community and questions existential themes such as life/death, culpability/penance, identity/memory, regret/negation and power/freedom.



CREDITS

Script & direction Wim Vandekeybus
DOP 16mm Patrick Otten
DOP Super 8mm Lieven Van Baelen
Editing Dieter Diependaele
Music David Eugene Edwards, Fausto Romitelli, Josh Martin & Hardi Barnewold
Sound design Charo Calvo, Benjamin Dandoy
Additional soundscapes Stephan Dunkelman
Dialogues/text P.F. Thomése & Ultima Vez
Cast Laura Arís Alvarez, Tone Brulin, Elena Fokina, Robert M. Hayden, Milan Herich, Krijn Hermans, Germán Jauregui Allue, Jorge Jauregui Allue, Linda Kapetanea, Thi-Mai Nguyen, Manuel Ronda, Helder Seabra, Won-Myeong Won
Additional cast Super 8mm David Eugene Edwards, Lula Mangelschots, Ka-Kin Pang, Luke De Bolle, Oskar Van Elsen, Wim Vandekeybus & extras
Production managers Emmy Oost, Fabienne Beernaert
Production Ultima Vez
Associated producers Savage Film (Bart Van Langendonck), Sciapode (Emilie Blézat)
With the support of the Flemish Audiovisual Fund (VAF)
Ultima Vez is supported by the Flemish Government and the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels Capital Region.