:: YURI and the frustration of our ponies ::

Visual artist Liesbeth Marit made a haunting film about the relationship between man and nature.
In a suggestive way –by soundscapes, close-ups and long shots, static and exploratory cameras- Marit shows the ambiguous relationship between the world of humans and animals, plants and trees.
At one hand, mankind is created by nature and they are both still inseparable.
But on the other hand, we’ve become alienated from nature, by trying to overpower it and by creating a hierarchy.
We ’ve built houses and made tools, out of stone. With our hands, we ’ve put together motorcycles but forgot to say farewell to our horses.
(*** By Bert Lesaffer, Kutsite, Online Movie Magazine)

And the sky was blue.
How can you understand it?
Light blue.

Yuri is a refugee. He bakes bread in his anonymous apartment. His customers are fringes, just like him. He searches for answers, for meaning, for the red dot: you are here. Yuri, the warrior of the small gesture.
His world gets disrupted when he meets Angelique. The dot becomes tangible flesh.
YURI shows the extremes that life can bring. The softness of the dream and the painful confrontation with oneself.

58 min– 16:9 – color – Dutch, French spoken – Belgium © 2012 

CREDITS
Liesbeth Marit (concept and directed)
Dirk Hendrikx en Lara Barsacq (actors)
Bram Bosteels (music)
Frederik Van de Moortel en Bram Bosteels (sound design)
David Williamson (DOP)
Alain Dessauvage en Liesbeth Marit (Editing)
Krijn Hermans, Ella De Smet, Sara Claes, Ine Claes (actors)
Benjamin Van de Water (chef electro)
Matthias Hillegeer, Chiel Loos, Arne Winderickx, Hannes Leemans (sound recording)
Christophe Van Belle (production assistent)
Leen Hermans (costumes/make-up)
Katrin Verlende (acting coach)
Celine Bernard (foley)
Ryszard Turbiasz, Joris Van Den Brande (extra voices)
Olivier Ogneux (color grading)
Caviar (image stabilisation/subtitling)
Lites (camera/light rental)
Brecht Van Elslande (administration)
and so many more.

Supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (vaf.be)

The provincial government of East-Flanders, city of Dendermonde and Lebbeke.

SCREENINGS

2018
Hinterland, Robin Vermeersch & Liesbeth Marit, Galerie 10a, Otegem (BE)

2016
KASKcinema, Dag van de Dans (Day of Dance), Ghent (BE)

2014
Galeries Cinema, Brussels (BE)

KRASJ, with Alicia Framis, Ante Timmermans, Bart Maris, Bas Jan Ader, Carl De Keyzer, Kristof Van Gestel, Maen Florin, Mark Dion, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Philippe Vandenberg, Sarah & Charles,… Ninove (BE)

2013
I could have lived here, Open M, M Museum, Leuven, curator : Emmanuel Lambion (BE)

2012
KASKcinema, Ghent (BE)

Premiere, CC Belgica, Dendermonde (BE)



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