Jan Fabre – Beyond the Artist

Riproduci video

Jan Fabre, born in 1958, lives and works in Antwerp. Much has been published on his work as a visual artist, stage director, choreographer, set designer and performer. But never has a documentary been produced on this mult­i-talented figure. This documentary is based on interviews with Jan Fabre, Georges Banu (theatre critic), Vincent Baudriller (ex co­-director of Festival d’Avignon), Jan Dekeyser (architect of Fabre’s theatre/atelier) and Rudolf Rach (Fabre’s editor in France). The images of 12 shows, 5 exhibitions and many drawings, models and scul­ptures move behind the words of the interviewees, creating a portrait of one of the most controversial artist of the last 3 decades.

2015 – 52’ ­

direction and editing Giulio Boato
authors Giulio Boato and Gildas le Roux
music Lorenzo Danesin
cinematography Geoffroy Duval
voice over Juliette Fabre

producer Gildas le Roux
production La Compagnie des Indes (France)


best art movie, Festival Conversazioni Video 2015 (Rome, Italy).

festivals 2018-19
SoleLuna (Palermo, Italy); Epos Art Film Festival (Tel-Aviv, Israel); University of Arts of Targu-Mures (Targu-Mures, Romania).

festivals 2017
Rassegna Nel segno di Dioniso, Teatro del Lemming (Rovigo, Italy); Accademia di belle arti (Bologna, Italy), Teatro OutOff (Milano, Italy); Subsculture (Treviso, Italy); Cinema del Carbone (Mantova, Italy).

festival 2016
Art City Cinema (Bologna, Italy); Incontrart (Treviso, Italy); CIADFF (Taiwan), La Triennale (Milano, Italy); Prospettiva Danza (Padova, Italy); Biennale of Contemporary Art (Labin, Croatia).

festival 2015
Cinécran (Vannes, France); FIFA (Montréal, Canada); Artecinema (Naples, Italy); Art Film Festival (Asolo, Italy); Lo Schermo dell’arte (Florence, Italy); Festival du Film sur l’Art (Bruxelles, Belgium).

2016, Cinéma Utopia, Avignon (France); Théâtre de Bastille, Paris (France).

2016, RTBF La Trois (Belgium).

DVD edition:
Jan Fabre. The box (17 dvd), Jan Fabre Avignon vol 1 (4 dvd), Jan Fabre Arts plastiques (5 dvd).