Looking for Alfred

Johan Grimonprez

Looking for Alfred, 10:02, Color, Stereo, BE, 2005

Pohvala

Special mention was Looking for Alfred by Johan Grimonprez from Belgium. This work has dreamlike, almost surreal choreography and is cinematographically and poetically profound. (Mileta Poštić on behalf of Jury)
Together with Daragh Reeves, media artist Johan Grimonprez conceived the idea of casting Hitchcock look-a-likes, reminiscing Hitchcock’s many cameo performances in his own films, such as that of the man who only just catches the bus in North by Northwest. For a moment you see a fat man with a bowler hat, an umbrella and two small dogs, and then you see it: it is Hitchcock himself!

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