Le photosophe, des instants avec Frank Horvat

France | 2018 | 72 min
French | Subtitles in English
Music: EMAKIO & Alexeï Aiguï
Translation: Peter Leonard
Director: Sandra Wis


World Premiere - In attendance of the Director Sandra Wis, March 24.
Presented with the support of the Ambassade d'Espagne

“A good photo is a miracle!” With this phrase from the great photographer Frank Horvat (1928–) begins a documentary about photography from the unique perspective of an artist who devoted his life to the craft.Through a meeting between the artist and director Sandra Wis, we delve into the philosophy and creative soul of a man with an unwavering passion for his work. This intimate and tender portrait explores the different chapters of his life, putting us behind the lens of an inspired—and inspiring—artist.

This film will also be presented in Quebec City on March 19th.


Sandra Wis

Sandra WIS grew up in sun-soaked Barcelona. Short-sighted as a child, forms, colours and outlines were but a blur. Soft-focus was her way of seeing the world. Many years later, Sandra would adjust her gaze. Her eyes would become the lens, her brain, the camera. Fascinated by the image, she would begin to capture beings and emotions, filming almost by instinct.
Filmography | Souffle d’argile avec l’artiste Philippine Schaefer (2014) ; Des instants avec l’artiste Philippine Schaefer

Screenings playing this movie

Musée McCord - Théâtre J. Armand Bombardier
Screening # 71
Presented by Ambassade d'Éspagne
La Chatouilleuse d'Oreilles
FIFA Official selection

La Chatouilleuse d'Oreilles

Belgium | 24 min | 2018

French, Mandarin | Subtitles in French

Le photosophe, des instants avec Frank Horvat
FIFA Official selection

Le photosophe, des instants avec Frank Horvat

France | 72 min | 2018

French | Subtitles in English

FIFA Competition - short films


Belgium | 8 min | 2017

Dutch, Flemish | Subtitles in English