Sous le masque blanc: le film qu’Haesaerts aurait pu réaliser

Under the White Mask: The Film That Haesaerts Could Have Made
Under The White Mask. The film that Haesaerts could have made is a film that uses fragments from Under The Black Mask, an 1958 art film by the Belgian artist Paul Haesaerts. This new piece imagines what the masks would have said. Aimé Césaire’s “Discourse on Colonialism” is spoken in Lingala for the first time. His words still form a confrontational mirror for Europe. In an attempt at reparation, the film limits itself to images, texts and music already available to Haesaerts.
by Matthias De Groof
with Maravilha Munto
Belgium Lingala 9’ Colour, Videoinstallation

With

  • Maravilha Munto (voice)

Crew

DirectorMatthias De Groof
ScreenplayAimé Césaire
CinematographyPaul Haesaerts
EditingNeel Cockx
MusicSun Ra
Sound DesignNeel Cockx
SoundMatthias De Groof
ProducerDaniel De Valck

Produced by

Cobra Films

Brüssel, Belgium

+32 2 486341026

www.cobra-films.be/ www.cobra-films.be/

Matthias De Groof

Matthias De Groof, born in 1981 in Brussels, Belgium, is a philosopher, film scholar, and filmmaker.

Filmography

2008 ôtre k’ôtre; with Kristin Rogghe, video installation · A la mode des ancêtres; video installation · Jerusalem, the Adulterous Wife; 8 min. 2010 Lobi (Hier / Demain; with Kristin Rogghe, Pierre Kigoma, Mekhar Azari, Tocha Zaventen, Amourabinto Lukoji, Rek Kandol, Eric Biansueki, Androa Mindre, 35 min. 2012 Ceci n’est pas un documentaire sur Louvain-la-Neuve; 14 min. 2018 Lobi Kuna (avant-hier / après-demain; 45 min. · Diorama; 35 min. 2019 Palimpsest of the Africa Museum; 69 min. 2020 Sous le masque blanc : le film qu’Haesaerts aurait pu réaliser (Under the white mask: The film that Haesaerts could have made.)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2021