Mingus Erectus le film d’Amaury Voslion sera présenté en compétition internationale au 38e Festival du Film sur L’art de Montréal.
You have to be listening to make a poem film. Understand open the book / disc that Noël Balen devoted to the jazzman Charles Mingus (Castor Astral editions). It takes listening so that between the words, the foregrounds of Amaury Voslion’s film resonate. Cinema is thus made so that the verb can be image and the plan, a verse. The visual adventure that the director offers us is a beat journey! A road movie that the camera, accomplice of musicians and performers, invites us to follow. We can think of Kerouac but not only. The camera is one with the instruments. Accomplices of a Michel Jonasz, a Dominique Pinon, a Michel Portal and the guests who push the door. A friendly proximity that allows you to breathe music.
The bet was not necessarily won when Amaury Voslion arrived, equipment in hand for the first shooting session. The idea is good, keep a record of the records. It becomes all the more pleasant as the film takes shape and quickly Amaury Voslion knows! What he has in his hands deserves something other than archiving. He then changes his camera and becomes deeply involved. Pen camera, verb in image. Light punctuation, pictorial tracking shot. Amaury Voslion offers black and white the color of jazz. Jazzy film, free film. It is part of the rarity of these underground works which punctuate the artistic insolence dear to Andy Warhol. Let yourself be guided. Cinema is rarely as well “interpreted”.