Le triomphe des images il y a mille ans

France | 2016 | 52 min
Cinematography: Renaud Personnaz
Distribution: La Chambre Aux Fresques
Editing: Isabelle Poudevigne
Music: Marc Olivier Dupin
Producer: Thomas Schmitt, Julien Philipponneau
Sound: Frédéric Loth
Production: La Chambre Aux Fresques
Categories :
FIFA Competition


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In the 11th century, the walls of religious buildings throughout France began to be decorated with paintings. Filmmaker Jérôme Prieur presents a detailed exploration of the painted scenes in Saint Martin’s church and Saint Savin abbey, dubbed the “Romanesque Sistine Chapel.” His carefully crafted film includes commentary by medieval historians and contemporary painters. Their scholarly and insightful observations help us better understand the reasons for these images, the creative process behind them and some of their meanings and, above all, appreciate their artistic qualities.


Jerome Prieur

French filmmaker Jérôme Prieur, born in 1951, is also the author of a dozen books. He has made numerous acclaimed documentaries about history, the arts, literature and the beginnings of Christianity. His film adaptation of the journals of Hélène Berr was honoured with the 2015 documentary award from the Association française de la critique. Le Mur de l’Atlantique, monument de la collaboration (2010) and Vivement le cinema (2011) were screened at FIFA.
Filmography | Les jeux d'Hitler, Berlin 1936 (2016) ; Métamorphoses (2015) ; Jésus et l?islam (2013-2015) ; L?autre vie (2014) ; Hélène Berr, une jeune fille dans Paris occupé (2013) ; Le petit musée de Clémence d?Ennery (2013) ; Dieppe 19 août 1942 (2012) ; Vivement le cinéma (2011) ; Gisèle Freund, 5 mars 1939 (2011) ; À propos du procès Barbie (2011).

Screenings playing this movie

Centre Canadien d’Architecture - Théâtre Paul-Desmarais
Screening # 29
Presented by ICI ARTV