Henri Plaat

F.: Henri Plaat. Int.: Theo Jeuken, Mickey Mouse. Prod.: Henri Plaat. 16mm. D.: 4’. Col.

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

Decay becomes palpable at Père-Lachaise cemetery. A woman weeps at Frédéric Chopin’s grave, as if it was her own lover that she has just lost. Mickey Mouse explores an old black Ford and the surrounding garden and wobbling gelatine puddings are shown in all their splendour. Plaat focuses with nonchalant playfulness on death and impermanence and uses colour as a connecting element 

Marius Hrdy

Copy From

The work of Henri Plaat has been preserved on 16mm by the Eye Filmmuseum, recently new 2k digital preservations of the original reversals have been made