Screening of JR's films – LES BOSQUETS / ELLIS - Human Rights Film Festival Zurich

Screening of JR's films – LES BOSQUETS / ELLIS - Human Rights Film Festival Zurich

On the occasion of the Human Rights Film Festival Zurich, Flux Laboratory Zurich is happy to present the short film LES BOSQUETS (17’), by artist JR.

11 December 2015
 Projection from 6 p.m. – Free entry

The film Les Bosquets brings the audience in a place where art and the power of image interweave. Based on the story of Ladj Ly and the performance of the ballet Les Bosquets of New York City Ballet (2014) inspired by the riots in the French suburbs in 2005, JR reveals its experience in the ghetto of Montfermeil where he created his first project, Portrait of a Generation. This film is a continuation of this 10 years project, for which he uses various means of expression and narration : video archives, choreography and testimony.

Official trailer: 

Produced by Social Animals
Music by Hans Zimmer, Pharell Williams, Woodkid & Ben Wallfisch
Cinematographer - André Chemetoff
Editor - Maxime Pozzi-Garcia
Art Director - Guillaume Cagniard
Executive Producers - Pharell Williams, Hans Zimmer, Jane Rosenthal & Ladj Ly
Executive Producers - Guillaume Lefrançois, Emile Abinal
Produced by JR
Associate Producer - New York City Ballet, with Ladj Ly, Lauren Lovette, Lil' Buck & the dancers of Paris Opera Ballet, conducted by Incidence Chorégraphique

The short narrative film, ELLIS, awakens our collective memory. Leaving their past behind them, immigrants fleeing poverty, discrimination, dictatorship arrived there. Ellis Island was the gateway to the United States for millions of immigrants. Upon arrival, they were processed, approved or denied access. Due to sickness or simply tiredness, many were placed in the hospital. A purgatory of sorts, in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, where thousands of men, women and children awaited their fate.

Official Trailer:

Featuring: Academy Award® Winner Robert De Niro
Directed and Produced By: JR 
Written By: Academy Award® Winner Eric Roth
Produced By: Jane Rosenthal, Guillaume LeFrançois, Marc Azoulay, Sol Guy, and Emile Abinal
Executive Produced By: Catherine and Niklas Zennstrom, Emerson Collective
Cinematography By: André Chemetoff
Edited By: Maxime Pozzi-Garcia
Music By: Woodkid, Nils Frahm