The Clare French Film

Peter Bromley's new documentary is on the Artist Clare French. The film highlights French's unique working art practice in her Thamesmead based studio. Interviews with French explain how her art comes together and why.

Clare’s reductive, monochrome practice considers the constructed, protean nature of human systems of meaning. This takes place primarily through her investigation into the constitution of painting; physically, materially and art-historically, which aims to complicate modes of making and assumed conceptual certainties.
Situated within Modernism and Post-Minimalism, Clare develops her work according to arbitrary rules or patterns that remain flexible while operating an internal logic.

  • Peter Bromley
    Director
    Le Projet Familial
  • Ranna McArdle
    Producer
    Le Projet Familial
  • Clare French
    Key Cast
    "Herself"
  • Peter Bromley
    Camera
    Le Projet Familial
  • Andreas Charalambides
    Sound
    Le Projet Familial
  • Erin Hambly
    Photographer
  • Justine Beckett
    Editor
    Le Projet Familial
  • 1968 Film Group
    Production
    Le Projet Familial
  • Justine Beckett
    Post Production Coordinator
    Le Projet Familial
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    50 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    37,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • 1968 Film Group
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights, Video on Demand
Director Biography - Peter Bromley

Le Projet Familial: Documentary 2020 – 50 Minutes
Official Selection: Deptford X Arts Festival London 2019
Official Selection: Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival 2019
Official Selection: Ethnografilm Festival Paris 2020
Official Selection: APOX Documentary Film Festival Croatia 2020
Official Selection: Ghent Viewpoint Documentary Film Festival 2020
Official Selection: Tokyo International Short Film Festival 2021 (Awarded Best Feature Documentary)

Deux Hommes Dans Rouen: Documentary 2019 – 25 Minutes

The Death Collector: 2016 – 10 minutes

Various Songs: Pete Fij & Terry Bickers: Documentary 2014 – 60 minutes
Official Selection: New British Film Festival Moscow 2014
Official Selection: Brighton Film Festival 2014
Official Selection: Sonar Music Festival Reykjavik 2015

On The Somme: Documentary 2014 – 35 minutes
Official Selection: Imperial War Museum Film Festival 2014
Shortlisted for the IWM Creative Prize 2014
Official Selection: Bradford City of Film 2014
Official Selection: Centenaire de la Grande Guerre Albert France 2014

The Fencers: 2013 – 10 minutes

Beuys/Block/Film: 2010 – 10 minutes

Charles Hayward Recorded: Documentary 2007 – 60 minutes
Official Selection: Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival 2007
Official Selection: Marseille Festival of Documentary Film 2008
Official Selection: Deptford X Arts Festival 2008

A Film on Artist Chris Cooper: Documentary 2003 – 30 minutes
Official Selection: The East End Film Festival London 2003
Official Selection: London Short Film Festival 2003
Official Selection: Deptford X Festival London 2004

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