Manuelle Labor
Not available for screening anymore

    Manuelle Labor

    Directed by

    France, USA

    2007

    10 min

    • No dialogue

    Experimental, Short

    Collaboration film Marie Losier and Guy Maddin.Two sisters, five brothers, a doctor and two nurses and the miraculous birth of a pair of hands..but whose hands…“Marie, that shot of the hands coming out o’ your womb is a dilly!!! What an honour to be born of you! your son, Guy” (Guy Maddin)

    Credits

    Cast
    Juliana Francis
    Marie Losier
    Guy Maddin
    Cinematography
    Mary Billyou
    Marie Losier
    Editing
    Marie Losier
    Production
    MARIE LOSIER
    Marie Losier

    Marie Losier

    France

    Just shoot three-minute snippets of film that you collage together. And that's the way I've always worked

    Marie Losier, born in France in 1972, is a filmmaker and curator working in New York. First, she studied literature at the University of Nanterre (France) and then Fine Arts in New York City. She has made a number of film portraits on avant-garde directors, musicians and composers such as Mike and George Kuchar, Guy Maddin, Richard Foreman, Tony Conrad and Genesis P-Orridge. Whimsical, poetic, dreamlike and unconventional, her films explore the life and work of these artists. Her films are regularly shown at prestigious art and film festivals and museums. Her first feature film is a portrait of the musical genius Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and her band Psychic TV. The work in progress was presented in 2009 at The Centre George Pompidou in April to open “Hors Pistes”, as well as at the Cinemathèque Francaise in Paris in September. In 2011 the completed result of this project, THE BALLAD OF GENESIS AND LADY JAYE, premiered in Berlinale Forum, winning the Teddy Award for Best Documentary and the Calligari Film Prize. Her latest short documentary FELIX IN WONDERLAND (2019) was selected in the Fuori Concorso section at Locarno FF.

    Selected Filmography