VIDEODROOM 2022:Le révélateur - BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE
Bohren & Der Club of Gore wrote a new soundtrack for this film by Philippe Garrel. “We chose Le révélateur because there are similarities between our music and the film: a little goes a long way. The pared-down aesthetics and the free spaces created by the film’s images allow each viewer to make their own statement and find their own emotions in it – just as listeners do with our music.
There are only three characters in the film: The Father, The Mother and The Child. Likewise there are three of us in Bohren & the Club of Gore: Christoph, Morten, Robin. Knowing that director Philippe Garrel gave the actors (except the child, of course) LSD during filming also made an impression on us. We haven’t performed on LSD (yet), but we often hear that our music has hallucinogenic properties, which can lead to addiction if used regularly – like any intoxicant.”
"Cinema is Freud plus Lumière", Philippe Garrel once wrote. Amateur psychoanalysts and adventurous cinephiles will have the best time with Le révélateur, a voyeuristic view into the dreamy world of a couple and their child. This originally silent black-and-white film, shot in the middle of May '68, belongs to the early work of the still active French filmmaker, a disobedient son of the French New Wave and father of actor Louis Garrel. Le révélateur lets you explore the dark rooms and tunnels of its makers' minds with only a torch in hand. Or do the inkblots of this cinematic Rorschach Test reveal more about the audience? Walk with Garrel through the imaginative field of the subconscious. But watch out for barbed wire.
Bernadette Lafont, Laurent Terzieff, Stanislas Robiolle
Anne Héliat, Sylvina Boissonnas, Philippe Garrel