Ultramarine is a visual poem, narrating the 'exile blues' through spoken word performance, improvised rhythms and textile display. It is a poetic essay in repoliticising one of the most universal colours, which also has colonial references. Objects and documents are rendered in words by the Afro-American poet Kain, voiced in music improvised by drummer Lander Gyselinck and animated in images by Vincent Meessen. Ultramarine is composed like a spectrum: it unfolds and intertwines fragments of meaning. 

Winner Ammodo Tiger Short Award, IFFR 2019.

The other films shown within Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 2

Filmmaker
Vincent Meessen
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Belgium, France, Canada
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
42’
Language
English
Producer
Vincent Meessen
Production Company
Jubilee
Sales
Jubilee
Writer
Vincent Meessen
Cinematography
Vincent Pinckaers
Editor
Inneke Van Waeyenberghe
Sound Design
Laszlo Umbreit
Cast
Kain The Poet, Lander Gijselinck