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Nicolas Humbert

Nicolas Humbert

Germany / Website

Biography

Nicolas Humbert was born in 1958. His early writings, pictures and Super-8 films were influenced mostly by French Surrealism. He co-founded the Groupe Macsom. During 1980-82 Humbert focused on paintings. In 1982-87 he studied at School for Film in Munich. Since then he has worked as a freelance writer and film director. He made his first feature film Nebel Jagen in 1985. In 1987 Humbert founded the film production Cine Nomad together with musician, film director and traveller Werner Penzel. Their first major project together, the music film Step across the Border, which had its premiere in 1990, is about the English musician and composer Fred Frith. With this film, the two artists suddenly attracted the attention of international critics and won awards at numerous festivals. In 2000, critics of the Cahiers du Cinema in Paris voted Step across the Border one of the 100 most important films in cinema history. The film is not just a portrait; it is a hymn to the creative process and to the spirit of invention.

Filmography:

Nebel Jagen/ Fog Chasers (70´, Germany, 1985)
Wolfsgrub (70´, Germany, 1986)
Lani und die Seinen-together with Werner Penzel (45´, Germany, 1989)
Step across the Border-together with Werner Penzel (90´, Germany/Switzerland, 1990)
Middle of the Moment-together with Werner Penzel (80´, Germany/Switzerland, 1995)
Null Sonne No Point-together with Werner Penzel (35´, Germany, 1997)
Three Windows,hommage a robert lax-together with Werner Penzel (3x45´, Germany/Switzerland/Japan/Finland, 1996)
Why should I buy a bed when all that I want is sleep?-together with Werner Penzel (45´, Germany, 1999)
Brother Yusef-together with Werner Penzel (52´, Germany, 2005)
Lax Readings-together with Werner Penzel (13´, Germany, 2006)
Lucie et maintenant - Journal nomade-together with Werner Penzel&Simone Fürbringer (86´, Switzerland, 2007)

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Step Across the Border

Step Across the Border (Orig.) / 1990 / Germany, Switzerland / 90 min

A ninety minute celluloid improvisation.

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Trace of the future according to Nicolas Humbert

Une trace du futur selon Nicolas Humbert (Orig.) / 2014 / Germany / 2 min

Filmmakers that were selected at Visions du Réel in the past twenty editions celebrate the Festival's anniversary by each making a short movie in which they expose their view of the future.

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Trace of the future according to Simone Furbringer & Nicolas Humbert

Une trace du futur selon Simone Furbringer et Nicolas Humbert (Orig.) / 2014 / Switzerland / 3 min

Filmmakers that were selected at Visions du Réel in the past twenty editions celebrate the Festival's anniversary by each making a short movie in which they expose their view of the future.

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