Heads and Tales

Francis Conrad

Experimental film | France | 16 mm / digital | 1.37 | color | mono | 1967 | 20'  00"
70 €

Screening Copy: digital
This movie has been forgotten after its director came back to the USA in 1968 ; it was re-discovered during the 16th Paris Festival for Different Cinema, in 2014. Like his friend Pierre Clémenti, Francis Conrad was widely influenced by Etienne O'Leary, especially by his "editing in camera" technique. All of them used to shoot, live and party together, thus they were part of what we called "cinéma souterrain", which is the French translation of underground cinema. They all appear in Heads and Tales. This film can be characterized in between film diary and psychedelic film. It's meant to be a letter sent to an American friend of Francis Conrad.


Director: Francis Conrad

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