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From the Notebook of...
Collection Austrian Film Museum © Robert Beavers

From the Notebook of...

Robert Beavers

1971-1998 / U.S.A. / 48 min

i Friday 31 March 19H00 Cinéma 2
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English Original Version + INTRODUCTION

Shown with :
The Suppliant by Robert Beavers

An essential work of structural harmony, binary oppositions and self-reflexive form. “Leonardo’s notebooks and Valéry’s essays on Leonardo’s creative method inspired my filming in Florence. I filmed myself observing various locations in darting camera movements, then I reflected on the details and placed them within my ‘notebook-film’. From the first scene the film’s image and sound develop through a series of metaphors.” (Robert Beavers)

35mm print. Restored from the original 35mm internegative by Österreichisches Filmmuseum / Austrian Film Museum, Vienna; with support from Markus Schleinzer.