Wide Details, on the traces of Francis Alÿs

 

Julien Devaux

 
 

Curated by Oscar Sanchez

 
 
“Wide Details, on the traces of Francis Alÿs”, is a documentary that tackles the vital flows in Mexico City’s historical centre through the eyes of the artist Francis Alÿs himself. Structured around interviews with his acquaintances and friends (critics, neighbourhood friends, collaborators, curators) the documentary catches a glimpse of the relationship Francis himself establishes within the various circles he moves in daily. The film then follows the artist in his travels and projects in London, Berlin, Lima and Jerusalem.

(Under-titles : French, Spanish, English, Dutch, German, Portuguese)
Edition DVD : Après productions, www.apres-production.com
Distribution DVD : Les Presses du Réel, www.lespressesdureel.com
 
 
Festivals
 
2006      Etats généraux du film documentaire (Lussas, France); International documentary festival (Taïwan); Festival internacional de cine (Morelia, Mexico);      Festival du film sur l’art de l’ISELP (Brussels); Aux écrans du réel (Le Mans); Festival dei Popoli (Florence); Rencontres cinématographiques (Cerbère, France); Golden Gate fiction & documentary festival (San Francisco)
2007    Festival Premiers Plans (Angers); FICCO (Mexico); Festival Bandits Mages (Bourges);
Festival Objectif Doc (Centre Wallonie Brussels, Paris); Arte Cinema (Naples);
Festival des festivals (Rio de Janeiro); Festival internacional de cine (Huesca, Spain)
2008      French Documentary Festival (New-Zeland); Festival Cinematografico internacional de Uruguay (Montevideo); Festival internacional de documentales (Santiago, Chili); Festival Internacional de Cine(Cartagena, Colombia)
2009    6th annual Canadian Art Reel Artists Film Festival (Toronto)
2013      Encuentro Internacional de Documentales de Artes ( Mexico City)
2015     Lo schermo dell Arte Film Festival (Florence Italie)
 
 
Screenings
 
2006 Centro Cultural Bella Epoca (Mexico); Place Flagey (Brussels); Atmosphère 53 (Mayenne); Sabrezan, France ; Cuenca, Spain
2007 Ecole supérieure d’architecture de St Lukas (Brussels); Museo Reina Sofia, «El lienzo es la pantalla» (Madrid); Les midis du documentaire sur l’art contemporain, Espace 60 (Annecy); Festival «Usted esta aqui» (Mexico); Centre Wallonie Bruxelles (Paris); Hammer Museum (Los Angeles); Le mois du film documentaire (Barcelona); MACUF, «El lienzo es la pantalla» (La Corogne); Jeunesse et art plastique(Namur)
2008 Jeunesse et art plastique, Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels); Ambassade de France au Vénézuela (Caracas); Ambassade de France au Mexique (Mexico); Panorama do Documentário Francês (Sao Paulo); Alliance française au Pérou (Lima).
2009 Cineteca Nacional (Mexico City); Art Gallery of NOVA SCOTIA, Halifax Canada; Alliance française de Bogota (Colombia), Museo de Arte del Banco de la República Bogota (Colombia).
2010 La maison des ensembles (Paris); Alliance française de Trujillo (Peru); Alliance française de Rio (Brazil)
2011 ArtDocs film screenings Sydney (Australia); Cinémathèque de la Havane (Cuba); Wiels (Brussels); Moma (New-York); Tate Modern (London)
2012 Cinéma Galeries (Brussels), Centro Cultural ALIAC (Mexico)
2013 Cine Tonala – corredor cultural Roma-Condesa (Mexico), Musée d’art contemporain (Tokyo). Festín del arte contemporáneo (Guadalajara, Mexico)
2014 Ex-Teresa (Mexico City). Les rencontres du film d’art (St Gaudens)
2015 Laboratorio Arte Alameda (Mexico City), Theory Tuesday (Zurich), Schaulager (Basel), Artere-A (Guadalajara), Museo Tamayo (Mexico City)
2016 Bastidores (Mexico City), MALBA (Buenos Aires), Cinemateca (Brussels).
 
 
Awards
 
First Price  Ecrans du Réel (Le Mans, France, 2006); Honorable Mentions Rencontres cinématographiques (Cerbère, 2006); Honorable Mentions 35e festival International de Huesca (Spain, 2007).
 
 
Sales
 
LE CENTRE DU FILM SUR L’ART. Brussels – Belgium.
RTBF (Belgian national channel) 7 broadcasts between 2007 and 2011.
MINISTERE DES AFFAIRES ETRANGERES documentary series « Le Festival des festivals 2007 » ;
CNC series « Images de la Culture »
CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU