The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

A Bright Light - Karen and the Process

Switzerland | 2018 | 94 min
English, French | Subtitles in English
Cinematography: Carmen Jaquier
Director: Emmanuelle Antille

Synopsis

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Quebec Premiere

On the trail of one of the most stunning voices of the 1960s, director Emmanuelle Antille follows the footsteps of folk blues singer Karen Dalton. With her melancholic timbre and mesmerizing guitar, the singer and musician was admired by her peers but has remained virtually unknown to the wider public. By reconstructing the pieces of her life, Antille reveals a fragile and combative woman with a harrowing story. Making its Quebec premiere, this documentary sheds light on an exceptionally talented artist.

Dock of the Bay. Music Documentary Film Festival of San Sebastián, Spain (2020) - Best Documentary Award
Visions du Réel, Switzerland (2018)
F.A.M.E. – Festival international de films sur la musique, France (2019)
DOXA – Documentary Film Festival, Canada (2019)
IndieLisboa, Portugal (2019)

Directors

Emmanuelle Antille 

Born in 1972 in Lausanne, Emmanuelle Antille studied at the ESAV in Geneva and at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Since 1995, she has developed her artistic practice as a video artist and film director.

Emmanuelle Antille has received numerous awards and recognitions: three Swiss Art Awards, the Kiefer-Hablitzel Prize, the Review film contest Migros Culture, Residencies in Berlin and in Paris, the Prix Découverte at the Festival de Namur, among others.

Her work has been presented at the Kunstverein in Frankfurt, the Renaissance Society in Chicago, the National Gallery in Reykjavik, the CCA in Glasgow, the Toyko Wonder Site in Tokyo, the De Appel in Amsterdam, the Migros Museum in Zurich, Art Unlimited in Basel, the Jeu de Paume and the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Her films have been selected in numerous festivals.

In 2003 Emmanuelle Antille represented Switzerland at the 50th Venice Biennale in the national pavilion. In 2012, she directed her second feature film, entitled AVANTI with Hanna Schygulla and Miou-Miou.

A Bright Light - Karen and the Process is her first feature-length documentary.

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