16mm, color, 20 mn. With Fernando, Joao Pedro Rodriguez, Joao Rui Guerra De Mata, Simon Fravega, Miguel Valverde, Davide Oberto...
Commissioned by Indielisboa.
Mysterious portrait of Fernando, aka Deborah Krystal, the glittering and poetic performer of the Lisbon club Finalmente, where he has been performing every night over thirty years in golden dresses. Under the layers of his colorful fabrics, the many skins of Fernando are revealed, letting Lisbon’s legends come to life. Alternately woman mermaid, female birds, woman lion, we are taken into the desires and dreams of metamorphosis and myths.
Annual First Look Festival - Museum of the Moving Image NY (USA)
Berlin International Film Festival - Forum Expanded (Germany)
Hong Kong International Film Festival (Hong Kong)
Next International Film Festival - (Romania)
Les Visiteurs du Soir / Réseau d'Art Contemporain de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Kinemathek Hamburg - Metropolis Kino (Germany)
Sicilia Queer Filmfest (Italy)
Edinburgh International Film Festival (Scotland)
T-Mobile New Horizons (Poland)
Guanajuato International Film Festival (Mexico)
Curto Circuito International Film Festival (Spain)
Seville International Film Festival (Spain)
Kaoshiung International Film Festival (Taiwan)
Berlinale Spotlight (India)
13 min, color, 16mm. Directed, shot by Marie Losier
Editing Marie Losier and Valerie Massadian
Sound Mix by Clement Chassaing
Collaboration with Rania Attlieb
With La Dynasty Moreno, Cynthia, Esther and Rossi Moreno.
Three women/three sisters/three professional Luchadoras, part of the Dynasty Moreno: Rossy, Esther and Cynthia are competitive wrestlers on the ring. But they also bring lucha libre into life, wrestling with knives, pig heads, flowers and feathers! Bim, Bam, Boom!
Produced by CPH:DOX, a DOX LAB Film - Patricia Drati Ronde & Tine Fisher (Denmark). Also produced Cine Tonala (Mexico) and by Marie Losier (USA)
Shot on Video, color, 5 mn. With Peaches and Jesper Just.
Venice biennial, gondolas, unhappy couples, too much art. Peaches screaming an Italian opera to her sweet uninterested companion while strange poeple appear with black beards..who stays afloat?
Shot on 16mm, color, 16 min, English, with Liz Lamere, Alan Vega et Dante Vega.
Produced by Marie Losier and Tamara Films
This intimate portrait depicts the moving and rebellious soul of groundbreaking visual artist and pioneer of minimalist electronic rock, Alan Vega, vocalist and composer for 1970s and 80s punk/post punk duo Suicide. Alan plays with the camera while loving, fighting and living with his family—Liz Lamere, his wife and collaborator, and their prodigal son Dante, young replica of Alan. Traces of joy, eccentricity, illumination, the rock-n-roll Alan Vega is still very alive, funny and rebellious!
Shot on 16mm, 7min, color. With Chong Gon Byun
Commissioned by Crossing The Line (FIAF)
Acclaimed mixed-media artist Chong Gon Byun uses found and discarded objects to create intricate sculptures that explore the clash between post-industrial civilization and the present consumerist culture in his surrealist oeuvre.
Shot on 16mm, Color, 72 mn. With Genesis P-Orridge, Lady Jaye, Psychic TV...Produced by Marie Losier
An intimate, affecting portrait of the life and work of groundbreaking performance artist and music pioneer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV) and his other half and collaborator, Lady Jaye, centered around the daring sexual transformations the pair underwent for their “Pandrogyne” project.
P-Orridge is revealed as an innate artist who inflects and illuminates every aspect of existence, high and low, exalted and humble, with a singular sensibility; Losier’s film captures the poignant paradoxes, the ecstasies and burdens, of the transformation of life into art.
- Richard Brody, The New Yorker
Film Distributed by EPICENTRE FILMS (Paris-France)
Film Distributed by KINO ARSENAL (Berlin-Germany)
Film Distributed by ADOPT FILMS (NYC-USA)
TEDDY Award (Berlin Film Festival-Forum)
CALIGARI Award (Berlin Film Festival-Forum)
PRIX LOUIS MARCORELLES& PRIX DES BIBLIOTHÈQUES -Cinema du Reel (France)
AUDIENCE Award-Bafici-Buenos Aires Film Festival (Argentina)
ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT Award-Outfest Film Festival (USA-Los Angeles)
SANFIC-SPECIAL MENTION-International Competition (Chile)
AUDIENCE AWARD-Mention Speciale-FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINEMA (Quebec)
Shot on 16mm, 3 min, B & W.
With April March and Julien Gasc.
Cet Air la is a famous french song from 1963, sung live by NY singer April March in acapela with Julien Gasc. The couple is singing while flying over a superimposed 16mm projection of a stop motion animation of a series of clouds, birds, bubbles, smoke machines and glitters…the song has the texture of a dream.
Part of Residency Unlimited Project
Shot on 16mm, 15min, color, screened on video.
With Tony Conrad, Genesis P-Orridge and April March
Musical with music, musicians, muses and fishes.
On a giant ferry, two mermaids play violins to lure the fishwhen suddenly a giant fish lands on board, joined by thirty dancers and a great singer April March. A fish fight musical ensues.
Commissioned by Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V. for “LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH! Five Flaming Days in a Rented World” (Berlin, 2009) /Funded by: Hauptstadtkulturfonds
“What a brilliant explosion of brilliance! Brilliant colors! Brilliant music! Brilliant costumes! Brilliant casting! I shall cherish this masterpiece forever!” Guy Maddin- Nov. 2010.
Shot on super 8 & 16mm, Color, 6 min.
Music video Papal Breakdance by PTV3-Genesis P-Orridge
With Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and many friends.
A campy music video in the style of a scopitone from the early 1960s, with the wonderful cast of 10 boys in sexy red singlets and girls in red tutus, all dancing with joy with Genesis P-Orridge in a boxing ring…all the ingredients for a slap stick boxing match in music.
Exhibited in a scopitone machine at LUXE Gallery (2009-NYC) and Berlinale (Germany-2010), in POPISM 5 in Le Lieu Unique (2009-France) and at The Kunstverein Museum in Hamburg (2015-Germany)
Shot on 16mm, color, 27mins. With Tony Conrad, Lara Doyle, Joe Gibbons, Tony Oursler, Sebastien S D Santamaria.
Camera, Editing, mixing: Marie Losier
Music and Songs by Tony Conrad
This is a dream portrait of Tony Conrad, the experimental filmmaker, musician/composer, sound artist, teacher and writer. Violin player Tony Conrad was one of the pioneers of New York minimalismand worked in 1962 on Lamonte Young's "Dream Music" project with the likes of John Cale, Angus MacLise (both future Velvet Underground). Tony lived and worked with Jack Smith for many years and made the music for his famous film Flaming Creature.
In this portrait of Tony Conrad, we discover Tony playing in his studio with costumes and wigs, practicing his violin in his home town-Buffalo, cooking pickled films, performing at Tonics and The Whitney Biennial in NYC, recalling his first hand puppet performances with his mother, his first meeting with Jack Smith and his involvement with Flaming Creature...2 years of footage and stories and laughters to share.
Shot on 16mm, super 8, B & W, silent, 10 min.
Collaboration film Marie Losier and Guy Maddin.
Two sisters, five brothers, a doctor and two nurses and the miraculous birth of a pair of hands..but whose hands…“Marie, that shot of the hands coming out o’ your womb is a dilly!!! What an honour to be born of you! your son, Guy” (Guy Maddin)
Shot on 16mm, color, sound, 11 min.
A giant pot is ascending from the sky. Twenty winsome damsels are landing on planet earth, coming out of the pot filled with 280 pounds of spaguetti. A battle for sauce and survival ensues.
Shot on 16mm, b&w/color, sound, 16 min.
With Richard Foreman, Juliana Francis, Tom Ryder Smith and JaySmith.
“The theater is about sex.” At least according to Richard Foreman, the father of the Ontological Hysterical Theater. The Ontological Cowboy documents Foreman’s invocation of the “manifest destiny” of the avant-garde theater, King Cowboy Rufus strolling down off San Juan Hill with a sigh, waving his handkerchief. Foreman plays himself, and the cast pantomimes his preoccupations. If “the cast and crew suffer alike,” it’s all for a good cause: the violent rebirth of the American theater, with Foreman as its midwife.
Shot on 16mm, color, sound, 6 min.
With George Kuchar, Marie Losier, Jason Livingston, Paul Shepard.
Five winsome damsels picnic on the roof of a warehouse in charming Long Island City, a forest of skyscrapers gleaming across the river. But when a swarm of flies interrupts their feast of chocolate-covered pretzels and cream-pies, the young ladies run amok.
Shot on 16mm, color, sound, 8 min. With George Kuchar.
“You always have to be careful, you always have to have the shower backward in order to see the water, which means you better watch out, or you might electrify or electrocute your stars. You know what I mean, by having the light falling into the tub” -GK
This is a dream-portrait of George Kuchar, traveling through snow confetti, strobe flashes and artificial wind as he describes his weather diaries. And then George joins Janet Leigh in the shower. Wearing a red raincoat and a shower cap, reading comic books and blowing bubbles, he laughingly describes his bathing rituals and the making of his film, Hold Me While I’m Naked.
Shot on 16mm, color/b&w, sound, 13 min.
With Mike Kuchar.“I don’t put myself into my movies because that would be too much - my pictures reflect my own feelings. So hopefully it’s entertaining. Otherwise I can’t bear looking at them, ha ha!”-MK. In this dream-portrait of Mike Kuchar, he floats through his memories as the sea, space and sky drift past. Wrapped in odd costumes, he frolics with the imaginary creatures surrounding him, and recalls the creatures of his own imagination.
Shot on video, b&w 8 min. With Marie Losier
The story of Jean of Arc is one of the most frequently told tales in cinema’s hundred plus year history. This brand new version is a post-mortem/ post- modern collaboration between the Great Dane Carl Dreyer and Marie Losier, who inserts herself into the 1928 film as God’s greatest lover and France’s most cherished martyr. A funny tragedy.
Shot on 16mm, b&w, sound, 3 min.
For 3 months, every day at 1pm I would hide in the copy room at work and lay my face on the xerox machine. The result: an animation of my face eating my fist. -ML
Video, color, 5 min. With Marie Losier, Max Von Sydow, Bibi Anderson
“Do you have any photos of your wife in the nude” “Oh, I’m sorry, David to disappoint you. You will have to content yourself with my orchid”
In 1971, Ingmar Bergman made his only American film, The Touch, starring ensemble regulars Max Von Sydow and Bibi Anderson, along with early 70s everyman Elliott Gould. In 2001, Marie Losier decided to recast herself in Gould’s role, breathing new life into Bergman’s most awkward, ill-conceived and dubious filmic endeavor.