Francis Maladry, known as «Beaudelot», is a painter from the north of
France, who no longer paints owing to illness, a painter who still sketches
from memory. In his studio/living room, the artist is shown in his daily
routine, and the film examines his relationship with creativity over the course
of time. And in Beaudelot’s cheery lair, painting is everywhere: it nestles in a
pool of a light, it can be seen in an unlikely collection of pipes lying in ash, a
female skull perched under plants, the wanderings of a cat, the allure of a
flower, the dramatic plotting of a sketch, the movement of a hand, the charm
of a visit, a moment of silence, the call of a blackbird, the choice of words, the
expressions of the body and the voice.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Born in 1982. Following her French literature studies in France, Camille
Fontenier made her way into Insas in 2005 within the filmaking department.
After two documentary movies, "The sky is burning" (2008) and "Three
inches of memory" (2009), she started a work on life storytelling in cinema
that led her to meet Francis Maladry Beaudelot, an old painter from the
North of France. In his studio, the artist is shown in his daily routine, and the
film examines his relationship with creativity over the course of time.