Cinégénie de la bicyclette

Cinégénie de la bicyclette

Patrick Leboutte is a filmcritic, teacher at the Brussels filmschool Insas and author of books like Ces films qui nous regardant. Une approche du cinema documentaire, but also a cyclophile. “Cinematography and the first cycle races are exactly contemporary: new means of transport. This is not a coincidence, these two arts being governed by the same Joule's law: every body in work generates energy and this in return makes the machine turn. This is the principle of cycling, this is also that of cinema. In both cases, it is a question of putting life into the mechanical.”

From 18h30 on, dinner will be served in the bar of Cinema Nova.
At 19h00 will start a “breakout” by Patrick Leboutte, in which he explores the similarities between cycling and cinema, preceded by a “Tatiesque prologue”. 
At 21h30, Patrick Leboutte will introduce the cycling film Parpaillon; “If his film presents all the appearances of a true-false documentary, its burlesque approach to moving bodies clearly places it on the side of Jacques Tati, of whom I always thought he was the sole heir.”

Film, Lecture
19 May 2024 - 23 May 2024
Cinema Nova, Brussels

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