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BIFF 2012: Vincent Epplay and Samon Takahashi accompany films by Pierre Clémenti

Thursday 26 April 2012, 7.30pm


The final BIFF 2012 screening at Impressions forms part of the festival's special programme Angel of Anarchy: Pierre Clémenti.

In this special live event the late 1960s countercultural happening meets electronic sample culture. Pierre Clémenti was one of most charismatic and enigmatic actors in European art cinema, but – until now - is known to only a few as an uninhibited experimental filmmaker. Vincent Epplay and Samon Takahashi are French visual/sound artists and composers who specialise in accompanying film projections with dense layers of sampled music. In this live event they will accompany La deuxième femme, one of Pierre Clémenti's own psychedelic films with an improvised musical performance created with analogue instruments and samplers.

Clémenti's films are largely improvised and were shot in various trance states. Epplay and Takahashi amplify this with their sonic inventions - the result is an arresting experience.

Epplay and Takahashi's remix of the music from Clémenti's films was issued by cult record label Alga Marghen in 2011: www.viplayland.net

Listen to samples from the soundtrack on Boomkat.

La deuxième femme (adv 15)


Director: Pierre Clémenti
Country: France
Year: 1978
Length: 48 mins
Language: Silent with live music
Format: 16mm
Cast: Udo Kier, Marie-Laure de Noailles, Bob Marley, Nico, Pierre Clémenti
Film source: Balthazar Clémenti

Soleil (adv 15)

Director: Pierre Clémenti
Country: France
Year: 1988
Length: 16 mins
Language: Subtitles
Format: 16mm
Cast: Pierre Clémenti, Rose Clémenti, Marie-Laure de Noailles
Film source: Cinédoc Paris Film Coop

**In a change to the advertised programme, Vincent Epplay and Samon Takahashi will accompany La deuxième femme only. This replaces Film Ou Visa De Censure Numéro X, and Soleil will now be screened with its original soundtrack.

Booking information

Tickets £6.00/£5.00 concessions.
Booking advised as places are limited, note the event will not be fully seated.
For advance tickets visit the Bradford International Film Festival website or tickets can be bought on the day of the screening from the Welcome Desk at Impressions Gallery.


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La deuxième femme Soleil