lørdag den 20. juni 2009

The Erotic Human: Shooting in Senegal

Jørgen Leth & Star
In the period May 5 - June 8, I was in Dakar, Senegal, to shoot another segment of The Erotic Human. I first spent a week scouting locations with cinematographer Adam Philp. The rest of the crew - soundman Kjetil Mørk, camera assistant Jon Rudberg and producer Marianne Christensen - arrived Sunday May 31. Assisting us were my old friend Makena Diop, a renowned Senegalese film and theater director, and his brother Ahmet.
My first meeting with Makena dates to April 2000 at a café in Paris. The Racines Film Festival's director Catherine Ruelle had introduced us after I told her about my new film project. Makena is a great storyteller, and he told me so convincingly about the "culture d'erotisme" in Senegal, the beauty of his country's women, their rituals in the art of seduction etc., that I went straight to my hotel room and wrote an excited report to Marianne, suggesting to go to Senegal, which we did in 2001. Dan Holmberg shot stills from that trip.
And now finally we were there to shoot super 16 mm film. Makena had selected one of his country's leading actresses, Rokhaya Niang, and we had a very intense week of shooting: first a day on a beach, then two days in a great location, Café Journal, a big first floor room with windows ensuite and a bar in a busy quarter of Dakar, then a day in an outdoor nightclub, and finally some shots from the streets.
It has been very inspiring working with my new crew, and both Kjetil and Jon did an excellent job. It was also a great pleasure to work with Rokhaya. She is sensual, sophisticated and beautiful, and she has a lot of film experience. We shot ten rolls of film, and both Adam and I felt it was inspiring to work with such limitations.
After the very erotic Haiti segment, I feel the Dakar scenes add something new to the film, bringing freshness and a different sensuality.

Dakar Crew

6 Comments:

Blogger Richard said...

My expectations are High, Jorgen.
See you in CP.
Warm greetings,
Richard

2. juli 2009 kl. 08.42  
Blogger Ronnie said...

Looking werry much forward to yet another masterpice from you :-D

27. juli 2009 kl. 12.41  
Blogger Mina said...

i wish to see your lates film soon...and i hope to see you another time in Iran but i mean gree iran:)

24. august 2009 kl. 12.26  
Blogger diego said...

Denne kommentar er fjernet af forfatteren.

18. september 2009 kl. 14.50  
Blogger diego said...

hi. Jorgen

I'm Diego from Argentina

work in the faculty of design and use your perfect human and the 5 obstructions to inspire our students (700 per year)
be great if you have more material you (including your music)
our subject is heuristic
students try to think about the problem of the problem


ta we would be happy to have your help in this regard


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18. september 2009 kl. 14.52  
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