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XXVIII. Black International Cinema Berlin
"Future Blossoms" / "Blüten der Zukunft"

May 8-12

"Footprints in the Sand?" Exhibition
"...Visions Become Reality..." / "...Visionen Werden Wirklichkeit..."

July 1-August 31


Venue: Rathaus Schöneberg (city hall), John-F.-Kennedy-Platz, 10825 Berlin/Germany
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Sunday . May 12

2 pm / 14Uhr

Director: Floreal Peleato
Documentary, Color, 71 min.
Spain 2009
French and Portuguese with English subtitles


"La Manu Azul / The Blue Hand" describes the creative process of the artist Mathieu Sodore, who lives in Lisbon, where he is creating a series of large paintings. The works entitled "Silent Music of the Flamenco Singer", inspired by palos flamencos, a type of flamenco songs, partially show faces. The objective is to try to capture his feelings, thoughts, doubts and impulses from the first line on the canvas, until he signs his work.

"La Manu Azul / The Blue Hand" beschreibt den schöpferischen Prozess des Künstlers Mathieu Sodore, der in Lissabon lebt, wo er eine Serie von Großbildern erschafft. Die Werke mit dem Titel "Stille Musik des Flamencosängers", inspiriert durch die "Palos Flamencos" - eine Form des Flamencoliedes - zeigen einen Ausschnitt des Gesichts. Die Absicht besteht darin, die Gefühle, Gedanken, Zweifel und Impulse von der ersten Linie auf der Leinwand bis zur Signatur seiner Arbeit einzufangen.

Floreal Peleato


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