The Bathers Series II

by Michael MAZIÈRE
1987 / 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 6' 00

"SWIMMER takes the act of swimming as an emotive subjective experience. Drawing from the psychological and symbolic the film creates an event where fear and pleasure exist side by side and intertwined. A film at the juncture of formal speculation and psychological distanciation."
— Michael Maziere

"For the reality of the body is an image in movement fixed by desire."
— Octavio Paz

"The Bathers Series is a series of short films initially inspired by The Bathers painting studies by Paul Cézanne. From the original idea the series developed as would a painting series or a musical symphony with different movements. Each ‘movement’ concentrates on a specific theme using a particular subject and aesthetic process."
— Michael Maziere


distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 42,00 €

distribution format Digital file on server (FHD)
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 42,00 €