Prehistoric Cabaret

Islanda/Francia, 2014, 16mm, 10', col.

director:

Bertrand Mandico

Prehistoric Cabaret

The star of a smoke-filled Icelandic cabaret introduces the audience to a mysterious organism also used as a probe for a colonoscopy, which she undergoes as if it were a performance. Mandico's tribute to the European cinema of the '60s and '70s, taking inspiration from the most risqué and kitsch sub-genres, ranging from Italian thrillers to porn, with tangible surrealistic influences in the style of Marco Ferreri.

screenplay

Bertrand Mandico, Elina Löwensohn

editing

George Cragg

photography

Bertrand Mandico

sound

Enrico Fiocco, Bertrand Mandico

cast

Elina Löwensohn

producer

Emmanuel Chaumet

production

Ecce Films

 

Louise Rinaldi
Louise Rinaldi
rinaldi@eccefilms.fr
www.eccefilms.fr

 

Bertrand Mandico

Biofilmography

Bertrand Mandico was born in Tolosa in 1971 and graduated from the Gobelins animation school. He directed a dozen shorts films and in 2017 he debuted as director in the feature film The Wild Boys. His films (he usually shoots in 35mm and Super 16mm) catapult us into parallel, surrealistic, alienating universes, where exploitation films merge with the avant-garde and where posthumans and intersexuals rule the desolate scene.