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Michel Amarger and Frédérique Devaux
Cinémas de Traverse

Images courtesy of the filmmakers - Left: Yuiko Matsuyama; Below: Peter Kubelka; Previous: Guy Sherwin & Nicky Hamlyn

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166 minutes / France / 2007-2009 / © Productions 2010

This film in three parts consists of a subjective journey into the universe of experimental cinema; an exploration of alternative forms of cinema through a series of four parts across four continents.

Filmmakers such as Jonas Mekas (USA), Peter Kubelka (Austria), Boris Lehman (Belgium), Valie Export (Austria), Joseph Morder (France), Peter Tscherkassky (Austria), and Guy Sherwin (UK) come together with lesser known but equally innovative figures, working alone or as part of a collective.

The journey sketches out an imaginary film, a new stage in the development of Cinémas de traverse, the contours of which are limitless.

Frédérique Devaux and Michel Amarger have been making experimental films and documentaries since 1980. In 2000, they embarked on a series of portraits of experimental filmmakers and organizations, entitled Cinexpérimentaux.

Frédérique Devaux is a critic and Lecturer in Cinema in the Audiovisual Department (Satis) at the University of Marseille/Aix-en-Provence. Michel Amarger makes documentary films alongside his work as a cinema critic for Radio France Internationale, He is also actively involved in running associations for the promotion of film, and is one of the founders of the network ‘Africiné’.

Written by: Michel Amarger
Cinematography: Frédéric Tabet
Edited by: Frédérique Devaux
Produced by: Productions EDA / Corto Pacific


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