Patrick BOKANOWSKI


Nationality: French

Patrick Bokanowski, born in 1943, lives and works in Paris. Between 1961 and 1963 he studied photography, optics and darkroom techniques with the painter Henri Dimier. Since 1972 he has produced a dozen short films and two features, all using experimental techniques of shooting, animation and post production. Most notably, he has researched lens distortion and he has invented various techniques of capturing images using non-standard lenses or other transparent or reflective material. His work lies on the edge between figurative and abstract and between live action and animation. He has had several gallery shows of his photographic works, and his films, awarded in many international film festivals, have been acquired by many major collections including the Pompidou Center and the National Film Archives of France. The soundtracks to all his films were composed by his wife Michèle Bokanowski.




Patrick Bokanowski. French filmmaker and artist who has developed a manner of treating filmic material that crosses over traditional boundaries of film genres: short film, experimental cinema and animation. His work lies on the edge between optical and plastic art, in a gap of constant re-invention. Patrick Bokanowski challenges the idea that cinema must, essentiallly, reproduce reality, our everyday thoughts and feelings. His films contradict the photographic objectivity that is firmly tied to the essence of film production the world over. Bokanowski's experiments attempt to open the art of film up to other possibilities of expression, for example by "warping" his camera lens (he prefers the term "subjective" to "objective" - the French word for "lens"), thus testifying to a purely mental vision, unconcerned with film's conventional representations, thus affecting and metamorphosing reality, and thereby offering to the viewer of his films new adventures in perception.

Pierre Coulibeuf

18 MOVIES IN DISTRIBUTION

RÉMINISCENCE
2022 / HD / color / sound / single screen / 6' 23 / 40 €
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HUM DRUM
2021 / HD / color / sound / single screen / 6' 12 / 40 €
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VERS SYRACUSE
2020 / HD / color / sound / single screen / 5' 40 / 38 €
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UNE VISITE AU MUSÉE
2020 / HD / color / sound / single screen / 5' 30 / 38 €
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  L'ENVOL
2018 / HD / color / sound / single screen / 7' 40 / 37 €
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  L'INDOMPTABLE
2018 / HD / color / sound / single screen / 3' 40 / 30 €
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  UN RÊVE SOLAIRE - A SOLAR DREAM
2016 / 16mm & 35mm & HD / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 63' 00 / 180 €
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  BATTEMENTS SOLAIRES
2008 / 35mm / color / sound / single screen / 18' 40 / 64 €
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  LE CANARD A L'ORANGE
2002 / 35mm / color / sound / single screen / 8' 30 / 35 €
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ECLATS D'ORPHEE
2002 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 4' 35 / 27 €
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  FLAMMES
1998 / 35mm / color / sound / single screen / 3' 30 / 23 €
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  AU BORD DU LAC
1993 / 35mm / color / sound / single screen / 6' 00 / 25 €
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  LA PLAGE
1991 / 35mm / color / sound / single screen / 14' 00 / 45 €
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LA PART DU HASARD
1984 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 52' 00 / 158 €
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L'ANGE
1982 / 35mm / color / sound / single screen / 70' 00 / 213 €
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  DÉJEUNER DU MATIN
1974 / 35mm / color / sound / single screen / 12' 00 / 45 €
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  LA FEMME QUI SE POUDRE
1970-1972 / 35mm / b&w / sound / single screen / 18' 00 / 59 €
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LITTLE ROOTIE TOOTI
1968 / 35mm / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 2' 27 / 30 €
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