Who is Honorine Platzer?

Honorine Platzer is the name of the woman portrayed by the famous artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, disabled himself, in his painting "Woman in Monsieur Forest's Garden" which belongs now to the "Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation". All we know about this woman is her name. Who is she?

The inclusive art groups of ARTOGETHER, each one with their artistic language, are invited to answer this question, to interpret the artwork with their own eyes and to make new stories inspired by it.

The Movement Improvisation Group was inspired by the vivid contrast of the painting's warm and cold colours. Starting with this idea the group experimented with the idea of contrasts and dipoles.

The Drama Playgroup shared their emotions and thoughts that the portrait provoked and they imagined the life of the depicted woman: who is she, what happened before and after the exact moment that is captured in the artwork? Then they experimented with postures connected to the portrait and inspired by their sentiments and their thoughts.

The Visual Art Group studied the visual elements of the artwork and created copies in numerous techniques and materials in order to better understand the painter. Based on their studies they created the 3D sceneries.

The members of the Music-Τheatre Group wrote collectively a fiction scenario inspired by the painting and the life of the painter. They tried to answer questions, such as who is the woman depicted and which is the relationship between her and the artist. The whole play of this group is presented in a separated video, but in the proposed video we glance at some excerpts.

The video presents the dialogue between the art groups and the portrait as well between the different forms of art. A dialogue, which proves that everybody with no exceptions can enjoy and create art, as long as they are given the opportunity to personally and freely relate to it.

The project is under by the auspices and with the financial support of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.

  • Alexandros Chantzis
  • ARTOGETHER Art Of People With and Without
  • Vagelis Lainas
    Director of Photography
  • Marilena Koukouli
    Project Manager
  • Katerina Avramopoulou
    Key Cast
  • Konstantinos Adamopoulos
    Key Cast
  • Marios Apostolidis
    Key Cast
  • Antonis Themelaros
    Key Cast
  • Persa Kokisa
    Key Cast
  • Kerasia Michalopoulou
    Key Cast
  • Fotis Banavas
    Key Cast
  • Aggeliki Pantazi
    Key Cast
  • Aggeliki Sakellariou
    Key Cast
  • Konstantina Tsimpragou
    Key Cast
  • Dimitra Giassa
    Key Cast
  • Matina Theodorakopoulou
    Key Cast
  • Sophia Lamprou
    Key Cast
  • Konstantinos Papayiannis
    Key Cast
  • Evi Spiratou-Livieratou
    Key Cast
  • Elpida Antonopoulou
    Key Cast
  • Sophia Papanikolaou
    Key Cast
  • Katerina Gevetzi
  • Aristea Kontrafouri
    Drama Instructor
  • Nikos Koniaris
    Set Designer and Costume Supervisor
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Ποια είναι η Honorine Platzer;
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  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2021
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    Modern Greek (1453-)
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  • 4th Reflection of disability in art International Festival
    December 3, 2021
    Official Selection
    December 20, 2021
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Alexandros Chantzis

Alexandros Chantzis was born in Agrinion, Greece in 1985. In 2011 he graduated from the University of Athens with a degree from the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications. Since 2004 he has worked in several movies as an assistant and casting director (The Heart of the Beast by R. Haralambidis, Homeland by S. Tzoumerkas, A Blast by S. Tzoumerkas, Vourkoti by H. Mastrandréas etc)). He directed (and wrote the last two of them) the awarded short films Student Occupation, Chelsea-Barcelona and I’ll take a deep breath and I’ll tell you. He directed the TV documentary feature film Bullying Diaries, a series of videos for Onassis Cultural Center, music videos and two episodes for the TV documentary series Pirates of the Aegean. In 2014, his feature script What a silly boy was selected for the !f Istanbul-Sundance Screenwriters Lab. In 2020, he was selected in Talents Sarajevo, with his feature script The Village in the Woods and for the same project he received from the Greek Film Center a script development grant. In 2021 he directed the TV documentary The Battle of Lepanto and co-directs the TV documentary series The ‘30s Generation.

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