Synopsis:
“Charleroyal, Charles of darkness, Charleston…”. Thus Léo Ferré called his friend Charles Szym-kowicz in the correspondences which it maintained with him. Ferré and Szymkowicz, two artists of disproportion. Two universes which intermingles. Two characters “Cul et chemise”. In Szymkowicz it Ferré there in the air and conversely. One does not go without the other. In their two universes, bubbles a musical, poetic and pictorial matter magma. Volcano “Szymkowicz” spouts out a lava of colors and characters who challenge. It is a true casting in fusion which drips sometimes gigantic fabrics of this painter except standards. Charleroi is its cocoon of childhoodand life of artist. Poland is its history and that of his Polish Jewish parents fleeing the antisemitism of the Thirties. Tuscan Italy is the territory of its major friendship with Ferré. The film is in the final analysis a kind of self-portrait in the manner of painters.
Director's filmography:
- Charleroyal, le K. Szymkowicz (2015 - Feature)
- Du temps des cerises à Esperanzah. L'espérance de nos lendemains ce sont nos fêtes (2016 - Feature)
Type:
Feature
Genre:
Doc
Year of production:
2015
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
60'
Majority:
Yes
Production:
WIP - Wallonie Image Production