Paul Dujardin, the long march

Manu Riche

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a documentary film by Manu Riche in co-production with VRT-Canvas, RTBF, ARTE Belgique, supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund

Paul Dujardin, director general of the Centre for Fine Arts (Bozar) in Brussels, and Luc Tuymans, one of painting’s titans, offer us a peek like no other into the fascinating and unknown world of the 'fine arts'. They show us that even the art world has become a global theme, and is playing an ever more influential role in the professional and political world on the national and international level.

Paul Dujardin is the general director of the Belgian Institute of Fine Arts (Bozar). Dejardin introduces he political and cultural stakes that lie beyond the art itself. Even the art world has given in to the politics of globalization.  Paul Dujardin plays the field in great style, using his astute and refined understanding of the use of art to influence cultural and political policy-making both at home and abroad. This takes Dujardin all the way to the Forbidden City, the secret of modern fine arts...

For more than a year Manu Riche followed Paul Dujardin’s every move, during the uphill struggle in developing a large-scale cooperation project between Belgium and China.

Credits

WITH PAUL DUJARDIN
LUC TUYMANS, Ai WEIWEI


WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY MANU RICHE

CAMERA DIDIER HILL-DERIVE, RENAAT LAMBEETS,
JEAN-FRANÇOIS BOUCHER

SOUND ENGINEER DAN VAN BEVER, LUC CUVEELE
MARC ENGELS, BART MAES

EDITED BY MICHELE HUBINON
SOUND MIX YVES DE MEY

Director

MANU RICHE

Born in 1964


Filmography

For the magazine Strip Tease RTBF.

Conversations: 1989 – 13’ 16 mm. Two ladie in a Brussels café, the first takes the tram 26, the other the 81...

La pêche: 1990 – 13’in 16 mm. The story of a showroom and the car seller who dreams of fishing salmon in Scotland…

Les aventures de la famille De Becker: 1991 – 15’ in 16 mm. The story of a Brussels corridor wherein lives a ‘happy family’...

Etat fort civil: 1992 – 15’in 16 mm. The story of the civil servants in the city administration of Brussels.

Documentaries:

The Flemish cultural landscape in seven episodes: (RTBF) 1992 – 52’ in 16 mm. The landscape trough portraits of Flemisch artists Wim Vandekeybus, Frie Leysen, Paul Goosens, Paul Bottelberghs, Freddy…

Anvers93: (RTBF/FR3/WDR) 1993 – 40’ in 16 mm. A cultural city ?

De Misantroop: (KVS/VRT) 1994 – 52 ‘in Beta digi. A television essay

Brussels 25 Novembre: 1996 (VRT) – 52’ super 8/betacam. Thes tory of a faits divers.

The Black Star: (NPS/VRT/RTBF/Vlaams filmfonds) 1998 – 52’ super 16.  The story of a Nigerian football player in Belgium.

Welcome to my world: 2000 (VPRO/RTBF/Vlaams filmfonds) – 80’ in super 16.  The story of a king–coach of a small cycling team.

Baudouin I/ Boudewijn I: 2001 (FR3/RTBF) – 52’ in Beta Digi.
The story of King Baudouin as told by himself.

L’Homme qui n’était pas Maigret: 2002/3 (France2-TSR-RTBF) – 50’ in betadigi/16mm. The invention of the author G.Simenon.

The Politician: 2005 Canvas/ VAF ,52’ in HD: The rise and fall of the sociaist leader in Flanders.

The President: 2005 Canvas/VAF,