Olivia Rochette & Gerard-Jan Claes [BE]
Mitten follows the final weeks of rehearsal of Mitten wir im Leben sind, the performance by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, her company Rosas and cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, based on the six cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach. The film offers an intimate glance into De Keersmaeker’s meticulous methodology, in which a choreographic universe is built up through a careful study of musical composition. This intense creative process of continuously reshaping and honing, characterised by De Keersmaeker’s inexhaustible longing for precision and detail, is reflected in the filmmakers’ patient look at the work of the choreographer, the musician and dancers.
a film by Olivia Rochette & Gerard-Jan Claes | with Boštjan Antončič, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Marie Goudot, Julien Monty, Michaël Pomero, Jean-Guihen Queyras | production Rasmus Van Heddeghem, Ruben Desiere| | production Rosas Hans Galle | planning Rosas Anne Van Aerschot | delegated producer 24images Farid Rezkallah | executive producer 24images Julie Charrier | image Olivia Rochette | sound Lennert De Taeye | editing Dieter Diependaele | sound editing Sabrina Calmels | audio mixing Aline Gavroy | colour correction Raphaëlle Dufosset | graphic design Casier/Fieuws | production Accattone films | in collaboratoin with Rosas | co-production Kaaitheater, 24images, Mezzo, De Munt/La Monnaie, Sadler’s Wells | support Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF), Centre national de cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC), Flanders Image, Canvas, RTBF, Le Mans Télévision