Bereft of a Blissful Union

TEXTS & DIRECTION Wim Vandekeybus

WITH Iñaki Azpillaga, François Brice, Ursula Courtney-Robb, Carmelo Fernandez, Saïd Gharbi, Roni Haver, Mary Herbert, Thomas Lehnhart, Lieve Meeussen, Rasmus Olme, Florence Rougier, Ana Stegnar.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION de Filmfabriek – Anne Quirynen

EDITINGO ctavio Iturbe

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Philippe Guilbert

CAMERA ASSISTANT Aliocha Van der Avoort

UNDERWATER CAMERA Thierry Dabée

SOUND Pierre Mertens

SOUND MIX Etienne Curchod

ELECTRICIAN Bruno Dussart, Christian Roosemont, Anne François

SPECIAL EFFECTS Olivier De Laveleye

MASKS Maggy Jacot

COSTUMES Isabelle Lhoas

DECOR Ultima Vez

DISTRIBUTION Ultima Vezcontact@ultimavez.com

YEAR OF PRODUCTION 1996

DURATION 27'

Bereft of a Blissful Union (c) Octavio Iturbe

The blind Moroccan dancer Saïd Gharbi talks to a coat worn by an invisible figure; shards of amphoras sink underwater but then come together again as a vase; dancers drown in the water covered by a huge sheepskin on which a woman lies; women wearing dog masks pull men into the depths of the water, …

These absurd and surreal film images, inspired by Milorad Pavic’s story of Petkutin and Kalina, were part of the performance Bereft of a Blissful Union (1996). Both surprising and confusing, they introduce distant and strange worlds onto the screen and stage.

TEXTS & DIRECTION Wim Vandekeybus

WITH Iñaki Azpillaga, François Brice, Ursula Courtney-Robb, Carmelo Fernandez, Saïd Gharbi, Roni Haver, Mary Herbert, Thomas Lehnhart, Lieve Meeussen, Rasmus Olme, Florence Rougier, Ana Stegnar.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION de Filmfabriek – Anne Quirynen

EDITINGO ctavio Iturbe

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Philippe Guilbert

CAMERA ASSISTANT Aliocha Van der Avoort

UNDERWATER CAMERA Thierry Dabée

SOUND Pierre Mertens

SOUND MIX Etienne Curchod

ELECTRICIAN Bruno Dussart, Christian Roosemont, Anne François

SPECIAL EFFECTS Olivier De Laveleye

MASKS Maggy Jacot

COSTUMES Isabelle Lhoas

DECOR Ultima Vez

DISTRIBUTION Ultima Vezcontact@ultimavez.com

YEAR OF PRODUCTION 1996

DURATION 27'