Working with one of his most talented students, Zwartjes animated a series of photos to create an obsessive study of a favourite motif: the female nude. Paul de Nooijer’s debut, supported by his artistic father. Editing and colour effects connect still photos of Françoise de Nooijer to form a moving film. Explosive and erotic.
The other films shown within Frans Zwartjes: Fade to Black
Film IIFrans Zwartjes IFFR 2018 18′
To mark his ninetieth birthday, EYE has restored Zwartjes’ very first film, originally shot on Super-8 and long thought lost.
BirdsFrans Zwartjes IFFR 2018 5′
Hypnotic, repetitive film featuring Trix, Zwartjes' regular partner in crime – and in life. The second 'turtle dove' is a piece of a toy between her fingers.
Visual TrainingFrans Zwartjes IFFR 2018 8′
Oppressive black-and-white study of a man in pale makeup surrendering as apathetically as a zombie from a German Expressionist film to primitive, childlike playing with food.
Behind Your WallsFrans Zwartjes IFFR 2018 12′
In true Zwartjes style, the filmmaker creates an intoxicating, surreal microcosm – this time through a bizarre pantomime featuring extras in heavy makeup.