Documentaries

What is a “documentary” ? A singular look on the world, on reality. Any film, any work, offers a vision of the world, whether through fiction or not. Moreover, some documentaries include fiction, and vice versa. So why differentiate these two forms of cinema ? Perhaps simply to clarify what the audience should expect from the film : the proposal to live a dream in an imaginary, or the proposal to discover unknown parts of the world, as revealed by a unique look.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’06s, 2019).

In the city of Navigators in Choisy-le-Roi, for 40 years, a group of nuns, “The little sisters of the Assumption”, has been sharing the lives of the inhabitants.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’57s, 2019).

Diffraction of the vision, relationship to the stars, entering Leonardo da Vinci’s mind.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’52s, 2018). Based on an interview with Yves Bonnefoy by Auxilio Alcantar.

To the question “What is poetry?”, the poet Yves Bonnefoy gives an answer that concerns the essential, in terms of philosophy.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (4’19s, 2018).

“I am absolutely convinced that anyone, without any special knowledge or skills, without having to look at I don’t know what so-called native dispositions, can devote themselves to art with every chance of success.” Jean (...)

A film co-directed by Alain Fleischer and Benoît Labourdette (18’01s, 2016). Music by Benoît Labourdette.

An UAV in the Picasso Museum in Paris just before its reopening in 2014. An unusual visit to a place such that you will never see it again. And Picasso speaks...

A film by Benoît Labourdette (12’43s, 2017). Text and photographs by Myriam Drosne.

Binocular walk in 360° inside the memory of a project of photographs of a construction site.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’44s, 2016).

A sequence tour of the interior of the Basilica La Sagrada Família, by the architect Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona.

Film by Benoît Labourdette (8’34s, 2016).

Documentary on the painting exhibition “The wire” by Benoît Labourdette, Paris, October 2016.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (7’42 s, 2016).

Documentary on the exhibition of photographs “Lonelies from the streets” by Benloÿ, at the chapel of the Jesuits, Chaumont (France).

A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’47s, 2016). Produced by Arcadi Île-de-France.

Documentary on the exhibition “Prosopopoeia, when objects come to life.” The look of a machine, the drone, on objects endowed with autonomy.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’39s, 2015).

Sculptures made by artists from all countries, in relation to each other in sunny nature of Burkina Faso (Laongo park). Documentary.

A film by Benoît Labourdette (9’54s, 2014).

A mystery of the act of painting, unveiled with Richard Texier.

A film by Richard Texier and Benoît Labourdette (8’51s, 2014).

Film Richard Texier’s paintings with a drone...

A short documentary by Benoît Labourdette (4’36s, 2011).

Fate of the world leads me to cross a sculpture by Richard Texier in the port of La Rochelle, in July 2011. A correspondence, written and filmed, follows.

Film by Martine Stora and Benoît Labourdette (32’28s, 1995).

Meeting with André Malartre. The discovery of an inventor of theater.