Doktoress Karola and the invisible mirror (2009)

 Portrait of Jacqueline Porret Forel (1916-2014). We were friends for several years when she asked me to interview her about her life. She said to me she needed: “to put her life in order”. I was very touched by her trust. The day after, we started an audio interview about her life and her encounter with Aloïse Corbaz. Then she felt that a film would be more appropriate to show Aloise’s work.This is how Doctoress Karola and the invisible mirror was born. It was my first film.

Jacqueline was a country doctor outside Lausanne (Switzerland). Her encounter with Aloïse Corbaz changed the course of her life. In 1953, Since retiring over 35 years ago, Doktoress Karola (as Aloïse called her) has decrypted the artist's work as one peers into a looking glass...

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Directed by Philippe Ungar / Camera: Rasha Hasbini and Philippe Ungar/ Editing: Cécile Ribet and Jean-Marie Boulet/ English Subtitles: Letitia Farris-Toussaint/ original Music: Maximilien Mathevon/ Graphics: Gilles Tevessin 

 

Cédric Carré, a Sip of hot Tea (2011)

 

Portrait of Cédric Carré, a French painter based in Mouvaux (France).  

"At the studio, to start the day, I make really hot water, with tea. That way, I must sip it slowly. While I do, I cannot paint, I can only look..."

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Directed by Philippe Ungar/ Camera: Philippe Ungar/ Editing: Cécile Ribet/ Assistant editing: Ludovic Piedoue/ Color grading: Jean Delumeau/ Credit graphics: Cécile Ribet/ Sound editing: Isabelle Carmen/ Mixing: Studio Lorsonik-Alexandre Lorin/ Post-production assistant: Sabine Cailleux/ original Music: Maximilien Mathevon/English Subtitles: Letitia Farris-Toussaint/ Design: Gilles Tevessin/ Production intern: Emilien Delamotte.  

 

 Ph. © Ulf / Gamma

Ph. © Ulf / Gamma

Portrait of composer Henri Dutilleux 

 

A portait of Henti Dutilleux (1916-2013) one of the greatest French composer at work in his Parisian studio in l'île Saint Louis.  

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ongoing project