Israel / Belgium / Poland 2018, 52 min, Polish, Hebrew & English subtitles
An almost deserted museum, a guard wearing high heels, a cinephile thief and a Monet painting. In September 2000, Robert Z. was given permission by the National Museum in Poznań, Poland, to make a replica of Monet’s painting ‘Beach in Pourville’. He was allowed to work in the quiet museum, which had no operational security cameras and was almost deserted on weekdays. Only one female guard was around, who every now and then alerted Robert inadvertently by the click-clack sound of her shoes. When he finished what he came for, he returned home. Only days later did the truth finally dawn on the museum staff. In this revealing story, Robert himself confesses to the events and consequences of that fateful day in the museum.
Previous Festivals:Visions Du Reel, CPH: DOX
Production: Kaat Camerlynck
Production Company: Czar Film
Script, Editing & Research: Amir Yatziv
Cinematography: Hyun De Grande, Łukasz Konopa
Soundtrack: Nati Zeidenstadt
Music: Uriel Herman
Amir Yatziv is a filmmaker and visual artist who lives in Tel Aviv. Yatziv is interested in past narratives and their contemporary interpretation . In his works and films he create a sense of estrangement, revealing the impossibility of a single coherent historical truth. Amir is a graduate of Bezalel academy of art , Jerusalem (2008) and Hito Steyerl class UDK Berlin (2010). His works was shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions including: Tate Modern - UK, KW Berlin - Germany, Van Abbemuseum - Netherlands and his films were screened at film festivals around the world.
Guy Slabbinck is an Artist-Painter. Born in Belgium, lives and works in Ghent, Belgium.
Creates paintings, drawings and etchings infused with colour. Guy Slabbinck’s recent pictures deal with painting and the status of the artist. He often starts off with an existing painting or traditional themes such as paradise lost, colonial history and mythology. By studying and reworking the layers of meaning in the images of classical art he creates a new visual language. Slabbinck’s works
were shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions including: WOW Art Gallery in Brussels, MSK in Ghent, NK Gallery in Antwerp. He studied art at the Luca School of Arts in Ghent.
Standby Painter is his first film.