Microscope is thrilled to welcome back independent Belgian film-maker Boris Lehman to New York to premiere his latest film Mes Sept Lieux (My Seven Places).
The more than 5 hour long work, filmed by Lehman from 1999 to 2010 shows the artists returning to his seven previous homes to record old places and friends, remember and reflect upon his life from past to present. The work consists of 10 parts and incorporates fragments of the documentary, fiction, personal diary, and bed-side table notes within. Mes Sept Lieux (My Seven Places) was shot on 16mm film but exists only as a digital work.
"Mes Sept Lieux (My Seven Places) starts at the moment I was evicted from several places which are dear to me. They served me well as homes, both as places for living and working. This was the start of my urban wandering, which would take me ten years — a journey of 300,000 kilometers — before returning just about to my starting point." - Boris Lehman, June 2013
Lehman will be in attendance to introduce the film and available for a Q&A after the screening.
admission $6 - artist in person
MES SEPT LIEUX (My Seven Places)
16mm to digital, color, sound, 2013, 325 minutes
a film by Boris Lehman
script: Boris Lehman
original music: Matthieu Ha, Phill Niblock
photography: Antoine-Marie Meert
editing: Ariane Mellet
sound: Jacques Dapoz
Born in Lausanne in 1944 in a Jewish family, Lehman studied cinema at the National Film school INSAS in Brussels, from 1962 to 1966. He has made films for almost 50 years (five hundred films) most of which shot on 8 and 16mm and screened at prestigious film festivals, including Berlin, Rotterdam, Locarno, and New York. A large retrospective of his work was presented in 2003 at Centre Georges Pompidou, in Paris. La Revue Belge du Cinéma has devoted its 13th issue to Boris Lehman, Cinema of Autobiography (1985). Among his films are: Magnum Begynasium Bruxellense (1978), Symphony (1979), Silent as a Fish (1987), Looking for My Birthplace (1990), Babel/Letter to My Friends Who Stayed in Belgium (1983-1991), Life Lesson (1994), My Conversations on Film (1996), Earthen Man (1989), A For Adrienne (2000), Story of My Life as Told By My Photographs (2001), Trying to Describe Oneself (2005), The Last Supper (1995), Man Carrying (2003), Things that Connected Me with Beings (2008), Story of My Hair (2010), My Conversations on Film (1995-2012). His films on DVD are distributed by Re:voir.