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Walerian Borowczyk

Gavotte

12' - 1967 - Drama, Comedy, Short
Director: Walerian Borowczyk Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau
Two bored dwarves fight over a cushion. Like Diptych, Gavotte constitutes a further step in the direction of live action filmmaking. Completely wordless, Borowczyk takes his dramatic cue from a gavotte by Jean-Philippe Rameau, played on a harpsichord off camera. Whereas the purveyors of concrete cinema pushed the boundaries of film form with often dry results, Borowczyk uses the constraints of the film frame for comic effect.

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Credits

Director

Walerian Borowczyk

Composer

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Scenario

Walerian Borowczyk

Director of Photography

Guy Durban

Editor

Marie-Louise Barberot

Producer

Dominique Duvergé

Production studios

Pantaleon Films

More information

Countries of production

France

Year

1967

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