Harumi, the Beauty of Spring

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FESTIVAL SELECTIONS
New York United Film Festival, USA, October 2010 | 46th Journées de Soleure, Switzerland, January 2011 | 5th Addis International Film Festival, Ethiopia, June 2011 | 15th Dokument.arts festival, Bucarest, Romania, July 2011 – Prize : special mention | I’ve Seen Films, Milan, Italy, October 2011 | PRÉMIO DE CINEMA para FILMES SOBRE ARTE, Lisbon, Portugal, November 2011 | DocuDays, 10th Beirut International Documentary Festival, December 2011
WITH
Harumi Klossowska | Donata Wenders, photographer | Stephane Sednaoui, photographer | Setsuko Klossowska | Stanislas Klossowski | Bono, singer | Barbara Marc
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
languages: French, English, Japanese | length: 14’03” | documentary | HDV 16/9 | stereo sound
production: Tempo Productions | director: Ghislaine Heger | camera: Ghislaine Heger, Patrick Tresch, Yves Bouzaglo | steadycam: Luca Rechsteiner | sound: David Lipka, Vincent Kappeler | editing: Prune Jaillet | color grading: Kevin Schlosser | sound mix: David Lipka @ studio PHD (Enrico Perricone)
music: Kíla & Oki | photographs: Donata Wenders, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ghislaine Heger | 3D film: Boucheron | painting: “Le Chat au miroir II”, 1987, Balthus. All rights reserved.
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Harumi Klossowska, jewelry designer and multiple-asset artist, comes from an ageless universe. Daughter of late painter Balthus, who would only consider Renaissance as the true form of Art, and of Countess Setsuko, Japanese artist who preserved traditions, Harumi had to form her own identity, make her own way, free herself from this inheritage. At the Grand Chalet in Rossinière, in Switzerland, we discover the atmosphere in which she grew up. This is a colorful and contrasted Portrait of the young woman’s choices.

Harumi Klossowska, créatrice de bijoux et artiste aux multiples facettes, vient d’un univers intemporel. Fille de feu le peintre Balthus, qui ne jurait que par la peinture de la Renaissance comme seul art véritable, et de la comtesse Setsuko, artiste japonaise qui a su préserver les traditions, Harumi a dû se forger sa propre identité, tracer sa propre voie, s’affranchir de cet héritage. Au Grand Chalet de Rossinière, en Suisse, nous découvrons l’environnement particulier dans lequel elle a grandi. Portrait documentaire en couleurs et en contrastes sur les choix de vie de la jeune femme.