In Art We Trust
by Benoît Rossel, Switzerland, France 2017, 85'
SCREENPLAY: Benoît Rossel   PRODUCER: Bertossa
CAMERA: Blaise Harrison  

PRODUCTION: Close up Films

EDITING: Gwénola Héaulme   CO-PRODUCTION: Zadig Films
SOUND: Cyril Harrison  

DISTRIBUTION:Sister Distribution

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film
Presented at Lo Schermo dell'arte 2017 

Working with art involves the creative process and the dedication required to finish pieces. But it also means accepting new challenges and the risk of failure.
Some well-known contemporary artists, including Lawrence Weiner, Esther Ferrer, Bridget Polk, Liam Gillick and John Armleder, talk about the role of art and artistic creation. Filmed in their studios, their words shake conventions. There’s no need to have any illusions about understanding modern art in order to appreciate and be inspired by it. The artists talk unambiguously about doubt, compromise and the difficult moments of their careers.
Benoît Rossel produces a portrait of a mysterious job, seen as sacred by some, despised and considered pretentious by others. A vivid and engaging allegory of the figure of the artist in contemporary society. 

Benoît Rossel 
Born in 1969 in La Garenne-Colombes, France, he graduated from ECAL (École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne). Since 1997, he has been a professor at the ECAL Visual Communication Department. 

Selected Filmography
2007 Le theatre des operations 2005 Olivier Py, Tristan et Isolde 2004 Une passerelle 2003 Mover

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