• Jean-Christophe Averty
  • Spectacle
  • 1997
  • 26 min

An adaptation of “Ubu on the Hill” (reducing the play “King Ubu” to two acts) which Alfred Jarry wrote to pay the bills.After a short prologue by Jean-Christophe Averty, the film is driven by Alfred Jarry’s text, interpreted by three actors.This Ubu is constructed like the “Making of” a film that will never exist, from the storyboard design to the video control room where Father Ubu comes to life in the form of a sweet potato and Mother Ubu as a turnip, not to mention the actors’ make-up, the cut-in-scenes…Jean-Christophe Averty reveals the secrets of how he does it.

  • Agat Films
  • Nicolas Blanc
Distribution Doc & Films International

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