NEÏL BELOUFA, born in 1985. The French-Algerian artist
lives in Paris. In his installation-like sceneries comprised of pictures and sculptures, film is the central artistic medium.
Participation in the 58th Venice Biennale (2019), London Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival, among others.
Solo exhibitions at the MoMA, New York, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles and Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
Selected films: Desire for Data (2014), Tonight and the People (2013) and Sans-Titre (Grand Prize, Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 2011).
Kino der Kunst 2020
FRA 2017, 73’, FRANZÖSISCH/FRENCH KAMERA/CINEMATOGRAPHY: Guillaume Le Grontec SCHNITT/EDITING: Ermanno Corrado
TON/SOUND: Arno Ledoux, François Bailly
CAST: Idir Chender, Anna Ivacheff, Paul Hamy PRODUKTION/PRODUCTION: Bad Manner’s & Atelier Neïl Beloufa
Riots and demonstrations across French cities—as well as in front of the Parisian Hotel Occidental where Giorgio, an Italian, has booked the bridal suite for himself and his boyfriend Antonio. But the hotel manager Diana is suspicious and has called in the police to get rid of the odd couple. Are they Italians? Homosexuals? Criminals? The hotel lobby, with its ’70s décor, forms the backdrop for this tabloid comedy inspired by the contemporary social climate in which satirical anecdotes about homophobia, racism, misogyny and a fear of terrorism abound. Nothing is serious, everything is fake. Isn’t it?