Robin Pogorzelski Films (May 10, 2023) – I met Antonio while hiking this summer in the French Alps. He was sitting with his two dogs at the top of a mountain pass, looking down on his flock of sheep. We talked for an hour. A month later, I came back with a camera to make this short film with him.
This documentary is a tribute to the shepherd.
With : Antonio De Feo Shot & Edit & Color : Robin Pogorzelski Sound Engineer: Simon Bourrat Sound Designer / Mix : Raphaël Pibarot Original score : Antoine Duchêne Impeesa Production
Brandon Li Unscripted (May 7, 2023) – Kyoto, once the capital of Japan, is a city on the island of Honshu. It’s famous for its numerous classical Buddhist temples, as well as gardens, imperial palaces, Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses. It’s also known for formal traditions such as kaiseki dining, consisting of multiple courses of precise dishes, and geisha, female entertainers often found in the Gion district.
Osaka is a large port city and commercial center on the Japanese island of Honshu. It’s known for its modern architecture, nightlife and hearty street food. The 16th-century shogunate Osaka Castle, which has undergone several restorations, is its main historical landmark. It’s surrounded by a moat and park with plum, peach and cherry-blossom trees. Sumiyoshi-taisha is among Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines.
Alessandro Rovere Films (May 3, 2023) – The Last Ice showcases two cultures, laying on the same longitude on opposite sides of our planet, who have for generations relied on their deep connection with nature to sustain their way of life.
However, the devastating effects of climate change have begun to threaten the future of a Swiss mountain village and the Yupik people, on a small island in the Bering Sea, Alaska.
The film was created in collaboration with, and exhibited at, the German Climate Museum, Klimahaus Bremerhaven, as a reminder of the common ground and concerns shared by communities worldwide in the face of climate change and humanity’s heavy dependence on nature.
Vienna Channel (May 5, 2023) – Art expert Markus Hübl takes you to the Upper Belvedere, the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Leopold Museum. He analyzes some of the world’s most famous artworks as well as AI pictures with cats that clearly were inspired by those masterpieces.
Video timeline:00:16 Upper Belvedere: The Kiss (Lovers) by Gustav Klimt, 1907–1908 01:33 Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna: Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel, 1563 02:33 Leopold Museum: Self-Portrait with Chinese Lantern Plant by Egon Schiele, 1912
Musée du Louvre (May 4, 2023) – As part of its contemporary programs, the Louvre has invited twenty young creative figures to present their take on the museum in the form of a 3:30 min film.
The “Louvre Looks” initiative brings together creatives under forty – whether they come from the visual arts, poetry, film, experimental music, or fashion. They created new films in the palace itself and thus reconnect with the past of the Louvre – which hosted artist studios even before it became a museum. These films go live every Thursday on YouTube. Over the course of twenty weeks, you will be given the opportunity to discover many fresh insights into the Louvre.
The fourteenth film was conceived by stylist Marine Serre. Addressing the upcycling of clothes, she has reinterpreted Quentin Metsys’ Mary Magdalen wearing a new dress, thereby creating a bridge between time periods.
Painter: Jean François Grébert
Marine Serre for Regards du Louvre
Creative Direction: Marine Serre
A Film Directed by: Beau Rivage Film
Music: Vivaldi, The four Seasons 3rd Movement by Wilfred Symphony Orchestra
Musée du Louvre (April 20, 2023) – As part of its contemporary programs, the Louvre has invited twenty young creative figures to present their take on the museum in the form of a 3:30 min film.
The “Louvre Looks” initiative brings together creatives under forty – whether they come from the visual arts, poetry, film, experimental music, or fashion. They created new films in the palace itself and thus reconnect with the past of the Louvre – which hosted artist studios even before it became a museum.
These films go live every Thursday on YouTube. Over the course of twenty weeks, you will be given the opportunity to discover many fresh insights into the Louvre.
Chad Gerber (February 6, 2023) – The Arctic Circle: a place so far from our reality, yet so close to our dreams. Fellow filmmaker, Jaxon Roberts, and I spent 10 days exploring the north of Scandinavian countries: Norway, Sweden and Finland. Met with freezing blizzards, magical wildlife, and untouched landscapes as far as the eye can see – it’s safe to say it was a life -changing experience.
Ursula (Winter 2023) is the art magazine of Hauser & Wirth, featuring essays, profiles, films, interviews, original portfolios, and photography by some of the most thought-provoking writers and artists in the world.
The Macallan – Celebrating the extraordinary woman behind the most valuable bottle of spirit ever sold at auction, The Macallan has released a film biopic of former managing director, Janet Harbinson.
Paying homage to her quiet heroism, the film centres on the real-life story of Janet Harbinson, known as Nettie. Following her husband’s sudden death in 1918, Nettie assumed control of his whisky distillery and, through her sheer passion, unwavering commitment, and dedication to craftsmanship, she kept the business afloat and helped to rebuild the local area.
Without setting out to do so, she also crafted The Macallan Fine & Rare 1926, which achieved legendary status after it fetched £1.5m at Sotheby’s 2019. Several years on, it continues to be the world’s most valuable bottle of spirit ever sold at auction. Its very existence is a direct legacy of Janet Harbinson’s commitment to doing the right thing for her family, her community and The Macallan.
The beautiful wardrobe worn by the characters in the film is the work of Scottish fashion designer Christopher Kane, who created a series of 1920s outfits using historic, luxury fabrics from artisan suppliers, including hand-crafted lace and bespoke The Macallan tweed.
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