Documentaries

What is a “documentary” ? A singular look on the world, on reality. Any film, any work, offers a vision of the world, whether through fiction or not. Moreover, some documentaries include fiction, and vice versa. So why differentiate these two forms of cinema ? Perhaps simply to clarify what the audience should expect from the film : the proposal to live a dream in an imaginary, or the proposal to discover unknown parts of the world, as revealed by a unique look.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’40s, 2021).

Film comes, in the history of mankind, as a much more religious fact than one might have thought at first glance..André Bazin, in his article “Ontology of the photographic image” (1945), evokes in a very clear way the function of the original (...)

A film by Martine Stora and Benoît Labourdette (26 minutes, 1995).

Paul Virilio, a great philosopher of technology in the 20th Century, in 1994, gave us a vision of the 21st Century that seems to us very enlightening to give meaning to our present, 26 years later.This film, Grand Prix (Silver Wolf) of the (...)

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’23s, 2021).

Living Ruins of the memory of our common origins in the West.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (0’54s, muet, 2020).

Bibliography in 2020 for the emancipation of women and men.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’38s, 2020).

Introduction to the intrinsic link between consciousness and health of the body, through the words of Moshe Feldenkrais..

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’28s, silent, 2020).

Mise en abyme of the presence of human bodies as abstractions, through time, techniques and cultures.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (on a text by Émilie Lamotte, 3’43s, 2019).

The most effective educational principles are not the ones we believe. Discovery of Emilie Lamotte’s sharp and constructive thinking. Émilie LamotteÉmilie Lamotte was a young pedagogue at the beginning of the twentieth century. She is unknown, (...)

A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’06s, 2019).

In the city of Navigators in Choisy-le-Roi, for 40 years, a group of nuns, “The little sisters of the Assumption”, has been sharing the lives of the inhabitants.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’57s, 2019).

Diffraction of the vision, relationship to the stars, entering Leonardo da Vinci’s mind.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’52s, 2018). Based on an interview with Yves Bonnefoy by Auxilio Alcantar.

To the question “What is poetry?”, the poet Yves Bonnefoy gives an answer that concerns the essential, in terms of philosophy.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (4’19s, 2018).

“I am absolutely convinced that anyone, without any special knowledge or skills, without having to look at I don’t know what so-called native dispositions, can devote themselves to art with every chance of success.” Jean (...)

A film co-directed by Alain Fleischer and Benoît Labourdette (18’01s, 2016). Music by Benoît Labourdette.

An UAV in the Picasso Museum in Paris just before its reopening in 2014. An unusual visit to a place such that you will never see it again. And Picasso speaks...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (12’43s, 2017). Text and photographs by Myriam Drosne.

Binocular walk in 360° inside the memory of a project of photographs of a construction site.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’44s, 2016).

A sequence tour of the interior of the Basilica La Sagrada Família, by the architect Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona.

Film by Benoît Labourdette (8’34s, 2016).

Documentary on the painting exhibition “The wire” by Benoît Labourdette, Paris, October 2016.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (7’42 s, 2016).

Documentary on the exhibition of photographs “Lonelies from the streets” by Benloÿ, at the chapel of the Jesuits, Chaumont (France).

A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’47s, 2016). Produced by Arcadi Île-de-France.

Documentary on the exhibition “Prosopopoeia, when objects come to life.” The look of a machine, the drone, on objects endowed with autonomy.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’39s, 2015).

Sculptures made by artists from all countries, in relation to each other in sunny nature of Burkina Faso (Laongo park). Documentary.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (9’54s, 2014).

A mystery of the act of painting, unveiled with Richard Texier.

A film by Richard Texier and Benoît Labourdette (8’51s, 2014).

Film Richard Texier’s paintings with a drone...

A short documentary by Benoît Labourdette (4’36s, 2011).

Fate of the world leads me to cross a sculpture by Richard Texier in the port of La Rochelle, in July 2011. A correspondence, written and filmed, follows.

Film by Martine Stora and Benoît Labourdette (32’28s, 1995).

Meeting with André Malartre. The discovery of an inventor of theater.