VOL 747 BOUILLING AU PAYS DE TINTIN ET MILOU
During a live performance in the local RTBF studios, Jean-Pierre Verheggen put some names of his own invention on anonymous portrait shots in the Liège area in 1984. The admitted (or shameful) goal was a double one. He wanted to revive the tradition of the ‘Aunt Sally’ game in the fairground art, but mainly, as a writer, he tried to make an inventory of all the popular identification possibilities in Wallonia: from jolly and mocking nicknames, place-names and litany nursery rhymes. The result is the extreme opposite of the police anthropometrical portraits or the cold, perforated identity card. In fact, what we can see and hear is a merry and warm celebration of the Walloon language: free, impertinent, and therefore, international.
Pierre Lobstein directed this short film, based on an idea shared with Valère Novarina. Lobstein was a forerunner of filming the humanity in France. He’ll probably pursue this method, after Wallonia, in other countries, with other significant writers.
Based on an idea of Valère Novarina on a text by Jean-Piere Verheggen and images by Pierre Lobstein assisted by Theresa Wennberg.
- Direction : Pierre Lobstein
- Camera: Jean-Pierre Dardenne
- Assistant camera : Eddy Luyckx
- Editing : Pierre Lobstein and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
- Mixing : Gaston Slykermann
- Production managers : Luc Dardenne and Véronique Marit
- Associate producer : Dérives a.s.b.l.