Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
MOYEN Métrage | 1998
Peter Beard « Carnets d’Afrique et d’ailleurs »
Pays concerné : France
Durée : 54 minutes
Genre : portrait
Type : documentaire

Français

Ce film est le portrait d’un homme qui révèle une certaine image de l’Afrique, le portrait d’un photographe, peintre et écrivain qui s’est battu sans relâche pour la défense de la faune africaine. Il a la grâce d’un dandy mais est un véritable aventurier. Il fascine, irrite, ne laisse personne indifférent.

RÉALISATEUR : Jean-Claude Luyat
AUTEUR : Guillaume Bonn
VOIX-OFF : Charlotte Rampling
ANNÉE : 1998
DURÉE : 52′

English

Peter Beard, scrapbooks from Africa and beyond
As a photographer, painter & writer who relentlessly fought for the defense of Africa’s fauna, Peter Beard offers a different point of view on this continent. Endowed with a dandy’s grace, he nevertheless is a true adventurer. Whether fascinated or irritated, no one is left unmoved.

Easily the most compelling and comprehensive movie ever produced about the life and work of Peter Beard, covering all aspects of his life, professional career, and personal adventures beginning in the 1960s through the 1990s. This is the definitive portrait of the world’s greatest adventure photographer.

Iconic photographs of Beard’s legendary past are revisited and for the first time we hear the stories about making Beard’s first book « End f the Game », his appearance underground classic Hallelujah the Hills, his fortuitous meeting with British painter Francis Bacon, his friendship with Andy Warhol and his youthful acquaintance with writer Karen Blixen.

Narrated by Charlotte Rampling, with additional voice over by Julie Delpy. Features rare and never-before-seen footage of Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, John F. Kennedy, Jr., Francis Bacon, Jonas Mekas, and many others. Includes a collection of Beard’s photographs and artwork.

Directors:Guillaume Bonn, Jean-Claude Luyat

The merit of Scrapbooks From Africa and Beyond is to show the real Peter Beard. The legend is almost perfect.Libération

As a photographer, painter and writer who relentlessly fought for the defense of Africa’s fauna, Peter Beard offers a different point of view on this continent. Whether fascinated or irritated…no one is left unmoved.Le Figaro

Both a fashion world icon and an artist with a Yale degree, Beard exudes charisma and excess. A portrait of an irresistible dandy.Vogue Hommes International

Cast: Peter Beard
Extras: Interview with director Guillaume Bonn

Production Stills by Guillaume Bonn

technical: 54 Mins | 4:3 | Stereo | Color | Not Rated

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