THE MAGNIFICENT 4 | Short films

Credits

Title :
THE MAGNIFICENT 4 | Short films
Cycle :
Autres Productions [3]
Genre :
Short Films
Date of creation :
2014
Length :
0'
REALISATION/MONTAGE
Stéphane Broc (F)
WITH
Mauro Paccagnella, Stéphane Broc, Christophe Morisset, Ben Fury (ou Gaétan Bulourde, Harold Henning, Alessandro Bernardeschi)
IMAGES
Thomas Silvert (F) / Stéphane Broc (F) / Yves Opstaele (B)
THE MAGNIFICENT 4
(6'30", Video HD, colour, 2008)

THE MAGNIFICENT 4 IN HONG KONG
(7'34", Video HD, colour, 2013)

THE CLAPPING IN CHINA
(6'05", Video HD, colour, 2014)

THE M4 IN WUHAN
(7'55", Video HD, colour, 2014)

THE MAGNIFICENT 4 IN ALEXANDRIA
(9'22", Video HD, colour, 2016)

4 chairs. 4 characters enter and sit down.
Thus begins a ritual based on leg-slaps and hand-claps that is both rhythmic and choreographic.
Taking in everyday places (market, school, bar, supermarket, office, rugby pitch, and so on), a level of distance emerges between these 4 characters focused on their action and the various places they visit.
Thanks to its internal rhythm, this ritual becomes the echo of the city that leads little by little to a liberating trance.
A culmination of genres, the parasitism of everyday images and this slightly surreal performance, which cannot in fact exist without such antagonism.

The "Magnificent 4"continue their journey around the world. After shooting their first short film in Brussels, they landed in Asia for the first time, in the post-global, pre-communist city of Hong Kong, with their suits and four chairs. Their encounter with the Asian world took place amid clapping, whether in the street, on water, in the woods, or on skyscrapers, and with optional mask. A rhythmic, off-the-wall choreography that crosses the world, biding its time before turning into planetary jubilation!

It's the case for the China Tour, during the Croisement Festival in Wuhan and Beijin in June 2014, Stéphane Broc made two new movies: The M4 IN WUHAN et THE CLAPPING IN CHINA.

Where will it be next?...

The choreography of The Magnificent 4 was created for the SIEGFRIED FOREVER piece.

Video

Tour dates

Programming :
- 35ème Festival International du Film de Flandre-Gand (Belgique)
- 22iem FIPA (Biarritz)
- 55th International Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen (Allemagne)
- 17iem festival « le court en dit long » (Paris/Bruxelles)
- Kimetica 2009 centro de arte de Mayo. Madrid
- 17th Milano film festival, LAGO film festival 2009 (Italie)
- Festival Silhouette (Paris)
- 6th festival Curtocircuito Santiago de Compostela (Espagne)
- 6th film festival Forli "Sedicicorto" (Italie)
- 35th Filmets de Badalona (Espagne)
- 41th Bolzano ShortFilmFestival (Italie)
- IDILL International dance on line short film festival (Bruxelles)
Diffusion TV :
- Canal plus et Canal cinéma (émission « Mensomadaire »)
- Canal plus Espagne
- France 3 (émission « Libre court »)
- TVNAM UNION (Japon)