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Joris Ivens

Pays-Bas

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(1898-1989)

Joris Ivens est un réalisateur néerlandais, né le 18 novembre 1898 à Nimègue aux Pays-Bas et décédé le 28 juin 1989 à Paris. Il est enterré au cimetière Montparnasse en France où il s’était installé.

Grand nom du cinéma documentaire, portant un regard souvent militant sur le développement et ses inégalités (il n’hésitait pas à tordre la réalité pour défendre ses idées politiques), il a consacré ses derniers films à l’Asie.

En 1933, il réalise avec Henri Storck le documentaire militant Misère au Borinage qui dénonce la misère des mineurs et la sauvagerie de l’exploitation prolétarienne au Borinage.

Il fut lauréat du prix international de la paix en 1954 et du Prix Lénine pour la paix en 1968.

Il était marié à la cinéaste Marceline Loridan-Ivens.


Longs métrages

Misère au Borinage de Joris Ivens et Henri Storck1930 : Zuyderzee
1931 : Philips Radio ; Creosot
1933 : Borinage réalisé avec Henri Storck
1935 : The Reichstag Fire
1937 : Terre d’Espagne
1939 : The Four Hundred Million
1940 : The Power and the Land
1942 : Our Russian Front
1943 : Action Stations
1946 : Indonesia Calling
1949 : Les premières années (Pierwze Lata)
1951 : La paix vaincra (My za Mir)
1952 : Weltjugendfestival
1954 : Le chant des fleuves (Das Lied der Strome)
1956 : Les aventures de Till l’espiègle
1957 : La Seine a rencontré Paris
1960 : Demain à Nanguila
1961 : Carnet de viaje ; Pueblo en armas
1965 : Viêt Nam
1967 : Loin du Viêt Nam (coréalisation)
1968 : Le dix-septième parallèle
1968 : Le peuple et ses fusils (coréalisation)
1969 : Rencontre avec le président Hô Chi Minh
1973 : Chine
1976 : Comment Yukong déplace les montagnes (6 parties)
1988 : Une Histoire de vent

Courts métrages
1928 : Le Pont
1929 : Pluie
1963 : À Valparaiso
1963 : Le Petit Chapiteau
1966 : Europort

Lien externe
Téléchargement légal des films De brug (Le pont) (1928) et Regen (Pluie) (1929) sur UbuWeb (http://www.ubu.com/film/ivens.html)
Lorsque l’Italie n’était pas un pays pauvre (http://utenti.lycos.it/Ivens/indexfr.html)


Un article de Wikipédia, l’encyclopédie libre.

English

short biography


1898 George Henri Anton Ivens was born 18 November at the Van Berchenstraat in Nijmegen. He was the second son of photographic equipment dealer Cees Ivens and his wife Dora Muskens
1911 Made a juvenile film about Indians and a farmer`s family, titled De Wigwam, taken at Heideparkseweg and Kwakkenberg in Nijmegen
1911-`17 Pupil of the municipal Dutch High School at Kronenburgsingel in Nijmegen
1917-`19 Training as officer mounted field artillery
1919-`21 Studies economy at Higher Commercial College in Rotterdam, becomes student president
1921-`24 Studies photographic technique in Berlin, apprenticeship in several photographic laboratories, befriends Dutch poet Hendrik Marsman
1924-`33 Works in the Amsterdam branch of the CAPI-photo shop of his father`s; private filming of Ivens family at Sun- en Moonhouse
1927 Co-founder of FILM LIGA, begins taking first film experiments
1928 His short film De Brug (The Brigde) made Joris Ivens the pioneer of Dutch film art and attracts international attention
1928-`31 Makes form and movement studies such as Rain and the first artistic sound film of Holland: Philips Radio (Industrial Symphony)
1932-`34 Makes controversial social films at time of depression such as Nieuwe Gronden (New Earth, about impoldering the Zuiderzee) and Borinage, after which he leaves Holland and goes to Russia
1936-`45 Settles in the U.S.A. and makes anti-fascist films such as Spanish Earth in Spain together with Ernest Hemingway and the The 400 Million in China;
collaborates in Canada and U.S.A. (a.o. for the USA War Department) in films about the war against Japan and Germany
1946 Resigns as film-commissioner in Indonesia for the Dutch government, in solidarity with the new-born Indonesian Republic and makes Indonesia Calling, a film pro Indonesian independance. Because of these events the Dutch government declares him `persona non grata`
1947-`57 Stays in Eastern Europe, forced because his Dutch passport has been confiscated, and makes some trade union films such as Lied der Ströme (Song of the Rivers) in colaboration with a.o. Brecht and Sjostakovic
1955 Is awarded the World Peace Prize
1957 Settles in Paris and wins a Golden Palm in Cannes and the Golden Gate Award in San Francisco with La Seine a rencontre Paris
1957-`65 Films in France, China, Italy, Cuba, Mali, and Chile the recovery of land, but also makes lyrical films such as Pour le Mistral and…A Valparaiso
1964 First festive reception in Amsterdam in favour of a careful restoration of the split with his fatherland
1967 Is awarded the International Lenin Prize for Science and Culture in Moscow
1969 Dutch Minister Klomp assigns the making of a film about Holland to Ivens
1965-`70 Devotes himself to the liberation of Vietnam and makes several films against the American war of aggression
1971-`77 Large film project about the cultural revolution, shown at the basis of Chinese society How Yu Kong Moved the Mountains. This film is shown in many countries a.o. on Dutch television, and is bought by MoMA (Museum of Modern Art, New York)
1978 Is awarded an honorary doctorate of the Royal College of Art in London
1980-`88 Large film project about the history of Florence (not realised) and in China about the wind Une Histoire de Vent
1984 Is made Commander of the « Legion d`Honeur », presented by president Mitterand
1985 Is awarded the Golden Calf – Dutch Film Prize », presented by minister Brinkman; is made Grand Officer of the Republic of Italy and is presented with the golden medal « For merits for the Beautiful Arts » by the Spanish king Juan Carlos
1987 Is awarded the Che Guevarra Prize in Cuba
1988 Is awarded the « Golden Lion » for his complete oeuvre at the Venice Fim Festival; is made honorary citizen of Nijmegen
1989 Is decorated with a Knighthood in the Order of the Dutch Lion; dies in Paris on June 28

links to other sites and texts with general (biographical) information on Joris Ivens:

José Manuel Costa (1999, Eng): Joris Ivens and the Documentary Project

Ian Mundell (2005, Eng.): Joris Ivens
EFJI: Joris Ivens, Twentieth Century Documentarist





filmography

 » 1912-1930 / FAMILIEFILMS IVENS (De Wigwam (1912) and home movies from the Ivens family)

 » 1927 / First Film Experiments

 » 1928 / The Bridge

 » 1929 (1) / Breakers

 » 1929 (2) / I film

 » 1929 (3) / Ice Skating

 » 1929 (4) / Poor Drenthe (The Misery in the Peat-Mores of Drenthe)

 » 1929 (5) / Rain

 » 1929 (6) / Pile Driving

 » 1930 (1) – We Are Building

 » 1930 (2) – Second Union Film

 » 1930 (3) – Zuiderzee

 » 1930 (4) – VVVC News

 » 1930 (5) – Tribune Film

 » 1931 (1) – Donogoo-Tonka

 » 1931 (2) – Philips Radio

 » 1932 (1) – Creosote

 » 1932 (2) – Komsomol / Song of Heroes

 » 1933 – New Earth

 » 1934 (1) – Borinage

 » 1934 (2) – Saarabstimmung und Sowjetunion

 » 1936 (1) – Bortzi / Kämpfer

 » 1936 (2) – The Russian School in New York

 » 1937 – The Spanish Earth

 » 1939 – The Four Hundred Million

 » 1940 (1) – New Frontiers

 » 1940 (2) – Power and the Land

 » 1941 (1) – Oil for Alladin’s Lamp

 » 1941 (2) – Our Russian Front

 » 1943 – Action Stations!

 » 1945 (1) – Know Your Enemy: Japan

 » 1945 (2) – The Story of G.I. Joe

 » 1946 – Indonesia Calling!

 » 1949 – The First Years

 » 1951 – Peace Will Win

 » 1952 (1) – Friendship Triumphs

 » 1952 (2) – Peace Tour 1952 / Drive for Peace Warsaw-Berlin-Prague

 » 1954 – Song of the Rivers

 » 1955 – My Child

 » 1956 – The Adventures of Till Eulenspiegel

 » 1957 (1) – The Windrose

 » 1957 (2) – The Seine Meets Paris

 » 1958 (1) – Before Spring

 » 1958 (2) – Six Hundred Million With You

 » 1960 (1) – Italy is Not a Poor Country

 » 1960 (2) – Nanguila Tomorrow

 » 1961 (1) – Carnet de Viaje

 » 1961 (2) – Pueblo Armado

 » 1962 – Chagall

 » 1963 (2) – Valparaiso

 » 1963 (2) – The Little Circus

 » 1964 / The Victory Train

 » 1965 (1) / Aah…Tamara

 » 1965 (2) / For the Mistral

 » 1966 (1) / The Threatening Sky / The Sky, the Earth

 » 1966 (2) Rotterdam Europort

 » 1967 / Far from Vietnam

 » 1968 / The 17th Parallel

 » 1970 / The People and their Guns

 » 1970 / Meeting with President Ho Chi Minh

 » 1976 / How Yukong Moved the Mountains (12 parts)

 » 1977 / The Kazakhs – National Minority, Xinjiang

 » 1977 / The Uigurs – National Minority, Xinjiang

 » 1979 / Commemoration in Paris of the death of Mao Ze-Dong (news-item)

 » 1986 / Hâvre

 » 1988 / A Tale of the Wind





Source :
http://www.ivens.nl