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JACQUES GODIN, TOWARDS THE LIGHT


26'
2016


VERSION(S)
French, english, M&E

SUPPORT(S)
HD

PRODUCER(S)
THE Prod

DIRECTOR
François Catonné

It's a pictorial adventure: a painter at work filmed under the eye (the camera) of the filmmaker within the confines of the studio. It’s the filmmaker’s point of view in this intimate and silent space, in which only the painter speaks. Over time, between the first brush stroke on the white canvas and the finished painting, the filmmaker takes us, without saying a word, to the heart of the creative process, with its doubts, its challenges, its intentions, its commitments. And in the end, there is a finished work that the viewer will have seen created in front of him.
Jacques Godin was born in 1956. He lives and works in Brittany.
He regularly exhibits in France and abroad, at the Chac Mool Gallery in Los Angeles and the Galerie Axelle Fine Arts in New York.
He is also an engraver and has created stained glass for churches and chapels, including Carhaix (2003), Plomeur (2013) and Penmarch (2017) in Finistère.

This documentary is part of a collection of portraits of painters devised and directed by François Catonné (DOP on more than sixty films: Régis Wargnier, Bertrand Blier, Robert Enrico, Gerard Mordillat...). The idea is to show the painter at work: all the action takes place in the artist’s studio, in which they are the only people to be seen and heard.


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