This book retraces the steps of Charles de Meaux. Born in 1965, Charles de Meaux is one of those rare players on the international cinema scene who possesses an overview of the upheavals that have taken place in the realm of images in the last decade.
Both filmmaker and producer, he is primarily known for bridging the gap between cinema and the contemporary arts in the mid-1990s.
He reinvented the methods of film production thanks to his production house, Anna Sanders Films, which gave artists such as Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno the opportunity to think in terms of filmed works.
As a director, he has created Le Pont du trieur (with Philippe Parreno), Shimkent Hotel, Marfa Mystery Lights and Stretch, his most recent film.
Comprised of a critical essay, interviews, images of sets and stills from the films, this book traces the path of an artist who, using the human, aesthetic and geopolitical adventure as a starting point, confronts the boundaries between art and cinema.
In exploring these many landscapes, Philippe Azoury draws the portrait of a filmmaker who still believes in film as a medium that reinvents legends and establishes contact with lost worlds.