DOCTOR FABRE WILL

CURE YOU

A FEATURE BY PIERRE COULIBEUF - 2013

SYNOPSIS


Fictitious portrait of the Flemish artist Jan Fabre, based on his diary, his visual works and his performances. The film—a today’s fairy tale—projects Jan Fabre into his own imaginative universe and composes a character who changes ceaselessly identity, plays numerous roles under the most varied disguises; behind a mask, still another mask… The female character, like a ‘demon of passage’ using different faces, haunts the male character and inspires his metamorphoses, ad infinitum.

 

‘Existence simulates, it dissimulates, and it dissimulates that, even when dissimulating and playing a role, it continues to be authentic existence, thus binding the simulacrum to genuine authenticity with an almost inextricable malice.’ Maurice Blanchot.

 

CREDITS

Director  Pierre Coulibeuf

Cast  Jan Fabre, Ivana Jozic

DOP  Julien Hirsch (A.F.C.)

Sound Engineer  Quentin Jacques

Produced by  Chantal Delanoë

In coproduction with  Regards Productions (F), Serendipity Films (BE),

Angelos (BE)

& ZDF/ARTE, VRT, Télénantes, M_Media

 

WITH THE SUPPORT OF

Centre National du Cinéma;

Flanders Audiovisual Fund; MEDIA Pro-gramme of the European Union; Région Ile-de-France;

RAI5; ORFIII; RTVSLO; ERT

Location   Antwerp (Belgium)

Format  35 mm colour, Dolby Digital  / DCP

Running time  61 min