The Colors of Provence

A trip through the region of Provence in southern France, shot on Super 8.

  • Malte F. Bartels
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Les couleurs de la Provence
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 10, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    150 USD
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Director Biography - Malte F. Bartels

I started working with 8mm film (Regular 8, Super 8 and Single 8) in 2020. My father-in-law's heirloom (a bulky, obviously magically charmed Super 8 sound camera and some old still cameras) changed my brain structure instantly by touching it. A lifetime of visits to contemporal art exibitions made it clear: I can and will do experimental stuff myself. I'm still experimenting with filming, developing, physical and chemical ways of changing film. I haven't reached my goal and hopefully never will. One experiment will lead to the next.

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Director Statement

Provence, southern France - lavender, wine, beautiful towns and colorful landscape. On my trip through my favourite region of Europe I took my smallest camera with me (a Fujica P2 Single 8 camera) and three types of color film. In the town of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue I met a band playing on market day. What came out was an homage to one of the most beautiful places on earth.