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Ok! You have been warned! Do not expect the "Rencontre des labos" to be a festival! We have not conceived and organized it as such, but as a hopefully unique opportunity for discoveries and... meetings! After so many months of research we obviously ended up with many films. But never too many! As there were no strict selection criteria (well, we had some!) for accepting the many films filmmakers submitted to us we had to find an unusual way for programming them. In fact, while we are off to the printer there are still films people are proposing to us! Therefore rather than having "blocks" of films assembled around one theme or one country, we decided that every compilation would be a mix of films from various contexts and origins: films from labs, films suggested by collectives, or films brought by their authors. As you can imagine it would have been impossible to dedicate even a few lines for each film which will be screened during these eight days. So, how are we all going to manage with this?! Many reels to look forward to, and some videos too, and chats before and after the screenings. Well, the motto is: be curious!

03.12 > 14:00 + 03.12 > 16:00 + 03.12 > 21:00 + 03.12 > 23:00 + 04.12 > 16:45 + 04.12 > 18:30 + 04.12 > 21:00 + 04.12 > 23:00 + 05.12 > 18:00 + 06.12 > 18:00 + 08.12 > 18:00 + 09.12 > 18:00 + 09.12 > 21:00 + 10.12 > 21:00

"Oliva Oliva" is a film diary documenting two visits at the Olivas, a Spanish family of bee-keepers from Salamanca. The film takes place around the time of collecting the honey, in August and September. The film was shot and edited without a proper film crew, just with friends. The film material consists of Super 8 footage and colour and black & white stills, punctuated with extracts of "Las Hurdas" of Luis Buñuel, which set the story of the Olivas in the context of a poor Spanish aerea.—

02.12 > 20:00

"Fontaine de Vaucluse" is a small village in the Provence, in the South of France, near Avignon. There are only a few hundred permanent residents; thousands of tourists come every year to view the "fontaine", considered to be one of the most majestic springs in the world. The making of this film involved taking approximately 270,000 single frame images with two 16 mm cameras and c. 84,000 of these images were used to construct the final version of the film...

05.12 > 21:00

From the archives filmed during the last 48 years of the Portuguese dictatorship (including news, war reporting, propaganda documentaries and also photographs of political prisoners) "Naturaleza Morta" offers us the possibility to rediscover and to penetrate these opaque images. By revisiting episodes that have emerged from the Portuguese dictatorship, this film seeks to bring the recent past into the present day. Visually astounding "Natureza Morta" is also impressive from an acoustic point of view with its soundtrack by Antonio de Sousa Dias.—

08.12 > 21:00

A film about something called "white gold"Š mmmm, what is it?! To make it more complicated: a bunch of skiers, some ski tows,some administrative documents and lots of aluminium. Ok! You will not guess what the films is about! Anyway, we can tell you that "Schuss" is a subtle mix between documentary, "auteur" film and found-footage; Nicholas Rey takes us on a very ironic and at the same time serious journey along cableways and alpine landscapes.—

10.12 > 18:00

The films created within the structures of independent film labs often play with the materiality of the celluloid, making us discover its silver-based surface in unusual ways and its most fundamental qualities. But these films, often unique, wear out with repeated projection, and their unique physical qualities often require custom-made restauration techniques.

During this "rendez-vous" Laure Sainte-Rose, a specialist in the restoration of experimental and amateur films (and also a filmmaker in her own right), will present a few concrete examples of restoration-techniques that are used nowadays. She will also explain some of the problems encountered when restoring films. She will bring with her some of the films that she has restored herself in the film lab"Ad libitum". These include rarely-shown films from the collection "Films d’artistes" from the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), as well as a few from independent filmmakers. Laure Sainte-Rose and Christa Bluemlinger (teacher, curator, essayist) will also propose a free, informal discussion on the topics of conservation and restoration with the present filmmakers.

Towers open fire (1962-63) Antony Balch, 16mm, sound, 10’

Pêche de nuit (1962) Henri Chopin, 16mm, sound, 12’

L’énergie du sommeil (1965) Henri Chopin, 16mm, sound, 7’

Paris / Saint-Brieuc (1950-52) Jacques de La Villeglé, 16mm, sil, 2’50

Sculptures, projections, peintures (1956) Nicolas Schöffer & Jacques Brissot, sil, 16mm, 7’

Visa de censure (1967/short version) Pierre Clémenti, 16mm, sound, 23’

Anthropométries Yves Klein, 16mm on DVD, sil, 3’

Peintures de feu Yves Klein, 16mm on DVD, sil, 10’

Bleu (1994) Étant Donnés, 8mm, 37’

07.12 > 18:00

Open projectors and receptive eyes ready to be filled with whatever you want to show them. The concept is simple: Hand in your short films (less than 15 minutes) in due time (before December 1st) and they will be shown on our screen.

09.12 > 23:30

Ears Open is a regular appointment in Nova dedicated to sound-pieces that anyone can submit to us. This "cinema for the ears" consists in a collective listening session, the listeners being immersed in a peaceful darkness! The sound pieces can be about anything your imagination is able to create! In the specific context of the "Rencontre des Labos" we are even more curious to discover your creations. Recordings on cd/cd-r/audio cassette or MD must not be longer than 10 minutes and should be sent with your name to the Nova Office (before December 1st).—

08.12 > 22:30

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