The Touch Retouched
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    The Touch Retouched

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    France, USA

    2002

    5 min

    • English

    Experimental, Short

    “Do you have any photos of your wife in the nude” “Oh, I’m sorry, David to disappoint you. You will have to content yourself with my orchid” In 1971, Ingmar Bergman made his only American film, THE TOUCH, starring ensemble regulars Max Von Syndow and Bibi Anderson, along with early 70s everyman Elliott Gould. In 2001, Marie Losier decided to recast herself in Gould’s role, breathing new life into Bergman’s most awkward, ill-conceived and dubious filmic endeavor.

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    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.

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