Rituals: drawing the outlines of houses on the ground with wooden sticks, spreading out squares of coloured paper, rolling up a long strip of cloth, lighting candles… Each tableau is a ritual, with either the positioning of objects or their removal.
For each tableau, a song. A very sentimental collection: Jacques Brel, Sophia Loren, Melina Mercouri. With a clear preference for the 1960s. A little of the world's innocence and the innocence of love has been lost.
Source : Les films d'ici
Raimund Hoghe was born in Wuppertal and began his career by writing portraits of outsiders and celebrities for the German weekly newspaper "Die Zeit". These were later compiled in several books. From 1980 - 90 he worked as dramaturge for Pina Bausch's Tanztheater Wuppertal which also became the subject matter for two more books. Since 1989 he has been working on his own theatre pieces for various dancers and actors. 1992 started his collaboration with the artist Luca Giacomo Schulte, who is till now his artistic collaborator. In 1994 he produced his first solo for himself, "Meinwärts", which together with the subsequent "Chambre séparée" (1997) and "Another Dream" (2000) made up a trilogy on the 20th century.
Since 2002, Raimund Hoghe works also on group pieces : "Sarah, Vincent et moi" (2002), "Young People, Old Voices" (2002), "Tanzgescchichten" (2003), "Swan Lake,4 Acts" (2005), and the duo "Sacre - The Rite of the Sprin" (2004) with Lorenzo De Brabandere. He went back to the solo form in 2007 with "36, Avenue Georges Mandel" created in Seoul and presented during the Festival d'Avignon. Raimund Hoghe follows his cycle on classical and history of dance pieces with "Boléro Variations" in 2007 ( creation for the Centre Pompidou / Festival d'Automne in Paris) and the solo "L'Après-midi", for the dancer Emmanuel Eggermont, on Claude Debussy "Prélude à l'Après-midi d'un faune" and Gustav Mahler "Lieder" (creation in Festival Montpellier Danse 2008 /Théâtre du Hangar).
Hoghe frequently works for television on projects such as "Der Buckel", his 1997 hour-long self portrait for WDR (West German Radio and Television). His books have been translated into several languages and he has presented his performances all over Europe, as well as in Japan and Australia. He lives in Düsseldorf and has been awarded several prizes including the "Deutscher Produzentenpreis für Choreografie" in 2001, the French Prix de la Critique in 2006 for "Swan Lake, 4 Acts" (in the category "Best Foreign Piece"). Critics from the magazin ballet-tanz awarded him "Dancer of the Year" for 2008.
Source : Raimund Hoghe 's website
More information : raimundhoghe.com
After his studies at IDHEC, from 1966 to 1968 (shooting section), he became assistant-operator of Andréas Winding, Philippe Rousselot, Pierre Lhomme and Yann Le Masson from 1969 to 1976. From 1973 to 1978, he was Operator-director in the extreme left-wing film collective Cinélutte.
In 1978, he founded Les Films d'ici (GIE) and produced Amos Gitaï's campaign newspaper and Ananas, among others. In 1982, he founded Les Films du passage with Paulo Branco, and produced about fifteen feature films.
In 1984, he founded Les Films d'ici (SARL) with Yves Jeanneau. They produce many documentaries, mainly with La Sept Arte.
Artistic direction / Conception
Luca Giacomo Schulte
Raimund Hoghe, Lorenzo de Brabandere
Denis Lavant (voix française)
Production / Coproduction of the video work
Les Films d'ici/Agathe Berman, Arte France