BABEL : Letter to my Friends who Stayed in Belgium


A boxset with a film by Boris Lehman on 2 DVDs and a 160page book with texts from Boris.

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A boxset coproduced by RE:VOIR Vidéo and Yellow Now editions.
The boxset contains:

3 DVDs of 6h20
A 160 page book
A foldout poster

THE FILM "Babel / Letter to my Friends who Stayed in Belgium" narrtes the day-to-day existence of a filmmaker wandering through his city (Brussels) and who has a notion to follow in the footsteps of dramatist Antonin Artaud and visit the Tarahumara people of Mexico.

This is a film about intimacy and friendship. Written in the first person, it places Boris and Brussels in the center of the universe, here represented by the crazy, vertiginous, endless spiral of the biblical Tower. It is Boris's diary and self-portrait. He plays himself on screen (as do the cast of a hundred who also allowed themselves to be "Babelized")

THE BOOK reproduces the narration and some of the dialogues, five new texts ( Juliette Archard, Mario Brena, Serge Daney, Messaline Raverdy, Boris van der Avoort ) and many color illustrations (documents, film frames, drawings, manuscripts).

THE POSTER follows along, in time and space, the filmmakers's itinerary through the film.

THE BOX contains the entire film on three DVDs, the 160-page book, and the poster.

(Letter to my Friends who Stayed in Belgium) (1983-1991)

16mm / color / 380min / 1991

Author(s) Boris Lehman
Artist(s) Boris Lehman, IMAGE: Michael Sander, Antoine-Marie Meert SON/SOUND: Henri Morelle, MONTAGE/EDITING: Daniel De Valck
Format 3 DVD9 PAL Interzone/Region 0, 4:3, Mono, livre broché/paperback book
Original format 16mm
Year 1991
Language(s) French
Subtitles English, German
Runtime 380 min
Pages 160 pages
Publisher RE:VOIR, Editions Yellow Now

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