Lipsett Diaries

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Lipsett Diaries (Les Journaux de Lipsett)

Directed by Theodore Ushev

  • Canada 2010; 14 min
  • Original version: French
  • Genre: Animation, Short

Synopsis

A descent into the maelstrom of anguish that tormented Arthur Lipsett, a famed Canadian experimental filmmaker who died at 49. A diary transmuted into a clash of images and sounds charting a prodigious frenzy of creation, a tableau depicting an artist’s dizzying descent into depression and madness: with LIPSETT DIARIES, Theodore Ushev renews his filmmaking aesthetic and explores what happens when genius is on a first-name basis with madness.

Director's Statement

Lipsett left a mark in my whole life... In many aspects. Including the fact that since I did this film, I never had any depression attacks anymore. It just cured me. Lipsett saved the Government money to pay the health mafia the bills for the "Rose pills", without even starting to take them. It is a pure art therapy, I guess. That's the most important aspect of the things that Lipsett did for me. All the rest, as editing and the film construction lessons that I got, is only a minor mark, compared to the rest...

Production

  • MARC BERTRAND

     

International Sales

  • NFB - THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA