Video artist to speak about films at SALT
The film will be shown as part of Storytellers: Art and Cinema Today series.Jesper Just, whose film “It Will All End In Tears” (2006) will be shown as part of Dirimart Garibaldi’s Storytellers: Art and Cinema Today series, will discuss his films – typically characterized by their sentimentality, film noir aesthetic and complex narrative style – with series curator Heinz Peter Schwerfel. SALT Beyoğlu will host a talk on March 14 at 6:30 p.m.
“It Will All End In Tears” is a film about America – “the United States of law and order” – but also about Puritanism and taboo. In its three parts, Just, born in 1974 in Copenhagen, uses narrative fragments, kitsch style and the overloaded atmosphere of classic Hollywood melodrama to tell an unclear love story between an older man and younger man.
Hidden guilt and faked innocence, sincere redemption and moral punishment are the themes evoked in a film full of suspense and dreamlike images. Shot in 35mm with beautiful imagery and spectacular settings, the film works like a dark, subversive opera – without dialogue, but with sentimental musical effects and violent breaks in its narration. “It Will All End In Tears” is the first film Just has shot outside of Denmark, and was filmed in New York, where the artist currently lives.
Independent art critic, author and director Heinz Peter Schwerfel, born in 1954 in Cologne, lives and works in Paris. His articles have been published in art, DIE ZEIT and Lettre International, among others, and he has written a number of books on art and the cinema. Since 1985, he has directed about 50 documentary films about art and culture, among them portraits of artists Christian Boltanski, Rebecca Horn, Anish Kapoor, Bruce Nauman and writer Cees Nooteboom.