Special screening with introduction by Eliane Attinger, artistic director of Feikes Huis.
Wednesdady 21 May – 19,30h – Rialto Amsterdam
THE MAN WHO MADE ANGELS FLY
UK & Poland | 2013 | 64 min
In French and English with English subtitles.
- Dutch Premiere -
A poetic portrait of one of the world's greatest living puppeteers, Michael Meschke.
For more than six decades, Meschke travelled and performed worldwide with his collection of hand-crafted marionettes.
With a mix of rarely seen excerpts from his performances, interviews with collaborators and Meschke's own honest view on his career and artistry, the documentary explores the profound bond between the master and his creatures, his “other children”.
THE MAN WHO MADE ANGELS FLY reveals the inner world of an extraordinary artist and offers a touching reflection on an ancient art form on the verge of disappearing.
“Nothing less than magnificient. Everything in this film is so precisely crafted and in harmony with Meschke’s own fascinating puppeteering craftmanship.” - Filmkommentaren (DK)
The screening will be introduced by Eliane Attinger, artistic director of the visual theatre theatre Feikes Huis.
Feikes Huis represents object theatre, an art form also known as visual theatre. Feikes Huis cooperates with various artists whose origins range from theatre to mime, dance, opera/musical theatre, performance art, or the visual arts.
CRACKING THE FRAME
A special program featuring an international selection of critically acclaimed art related documentaries and artists’ films.
Cracking the Frame focuses on the creative intersection between art and film through experimental documentaries and cinematic portraits of the life and work of established contemporary artists, photographers, filmmakers and global thinkers.
Each film is theatrically unreleased in The Netherlands and will be screened in English or with English subtitles.