Image : Louidgi Beltrame,  El Brujo , location scouting, 2015. Courtesy of the artist & galerie Jousse Entreprise

 Image : Louidgi Beltrame, El Brujo, location scouting, 2015. Courtesy of the artist & galerie Jousse Entreprise

 

LOUIDGI BELTRAME
El Brujo
Opening February 18th, 2016

 Recipient of the 2014 SAM Prize for Contemporary Art for his project in Peru, Louidgi Beltrame will present El Brujo, an original film, in the historical cinema in the Palais de Tokyo from February 19th to May 16th, 2016.

Louidgi Beltrame’s films make use of fiction as a possible means to approach History. Based on recording real life, they are often inhabited by “story-less” characters haunting empty places.

In an archaeological landscape on the Peruvian coastline, El Brujo brings back to life the theme of young Antoine Doinel’s flight towards the sea, in the closing scene of Truffaud’s Les Quatre Cents Coups (1959). While José Levis Picón, the curandero (healer) who embodies Antoine, runs towards the seashore, Jean-Pierre Léaud, its original interpreter, wanders in the streets of Paris.

Curator : Julien Fronsacq