"Festival Tous Écrans" Tribute to the History of 3D
The Geneva (Switzerland) event will dedicate a major retrospective to 3D stereoscopic cinema during its 22nd Festival on November 4-12, 2016. Designed in association with choreographer and producer Gilles Jobin, ‘Stereoscopia: A History of 3D’ will feature some fifteen works, including many rarities.
Focus on Stereoscopy
Rather than highlighting a film director or a particular trend, the 22nd Geneva International Film Festival Tous Écrans will pay tribute to a specific technique, i.e. stereoscopy, better known as 3D. With its wide-ranging retrospective, one of the most ambitious ever dedicated to 3D imagery, the Geneva event intends to highlight an often-overlooked aspect of the history of cinema as well as remind us that audiovisual arts have always drawn from scientific research and its technological applications.
The programme features rare works including the first Soviet 3D drama in the history of cinema (Robinzon Kruzo, USSR, 1947, screened thanks to the invaluable participation of Gosfilmfond), the first ever stereoscopic TV series (Tokyo Control, Japan, 2011) and the erotic comedy Experiments in Love (USA, 1977), shot by 3D guru Dan L. Symmes and never before screened in Europe. The public will also get to enjoy films that have left their mark on the history of 3D cinema, including André De Toth’s House of Wax(USA, 1953), Alfred Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder (USA, 1954) and Ferdinando Baldi’s spaghetti western Comin’ at ya! (Italy, Spain, USA, 1981).
A World Premiere
Designed in association with Geneva, Switzerland choreographer and 3D enthusiast Gilles Jobin, the programme will present the world premiere of WOMB, a dance film produced by Gilles Jobin with the complicity of musician Franz Treichler, visual artist Sylvie Fleury and stylist Jean-Paul Lespagnard. In addition, the Festival will give the public an opportunity to rediscover the stereoscopic 3D works of the Guillaume brothers and Claude Barras, whose latest film My Life as a Zucchini will represent Switzerland at the Oscars.
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