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Xcèntric. 2007-2008

Routes through art



Two strolls through art: in 1914 and 1915, Sacha Guitry filmed Rodin, Degas, Monet and Renoir, bringing together a unique cinema testament on the great artists of the time; in 1952, he made a sound version in which he commented on the plans. In 2001, Sokurov started an onyrical, night crossing from St Petersburg to the Boymans museum in Rotterdam: «I sought happiness and joy in the eyes of the people I met between Russia and the end of western Europe, but what I sought I only found in two ancient pictures...» (Sokurov).

1st part
Ceux de chez nous, Sacha Guitry. France, 1915, 35 min, video
2nd part
Elégie de la traversée, Alexander Sokurov. France, Russia and the Netherlands , 2001, 48 min, video

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