Hans Bryssinck Wilson y Los Más Elegantes
In Wilson y Los Más Elegantes we follow the creation of a new musical trio that plays traditional Colombian music at family gatherings.
Bambuco is a Colombian musical genre that could be considered a national symbol and still evokes some kind of patriotic feeling. In Wilson y Los Más Elegantes we witness the birth of a new musical trio, which interprets traditional Colombian songs at family gatherings. The trio is composed of two native guitar players and a foreign singer who does everything possible, and more, to become a local. We follow the main character throughout his complex subjective experience and through the eyes of his bystanders.
We saw Hans Bryssinck at the Beursschouwburg in recent years as a performer, designer, dramatist or artist in residence (including his appearance with the support and research platform SPIN). During Transformers he emerges as a cinematographer.
Conversation after the film:
To celebrate the première of his very first short film, Hans Bryssinck invites the Colombian-German visual artist or ‘Gestalter’ Jan Lotter Benavides for an informal chat following the film. Lotter witnessed part of the creation process and is familiar with the Colombian context. With any luck - in addition to the film and conversation – they might also end up serving empanadas.
Subtitles in English
BE, 2014, 25min. + talk
A film by Hans Bryssinck
Produced by SPIN
Co-produced by Atelier Graphoui
Musicians Jose Paul Benavides Parra, Juan Antonia Caffiero Jorquera, Giuliano Caffiero, Hoverman España, Fernando Granada Zapata, Iván Darío Herrera Valencia, Aldemar Moncada, Gilberto Restrepo Giraldo, Cesar Torres, Javier Zapata
With Luis Eduardo Moreno Muñoz, el cantante del bar en Pereira, el vecino de Don Gilberto, Laura Barrientos, Hans Bryssinck, Luis Guilhermo Mejía Vallejo, la familia de Jaime, Ángela María Mejía Vallejo, Gloria Perea, Andrea Escandón, Carlos Alberto Mejía Vallejo, la familia Mejía Vallejo
Camera Raphaëlle Ayach, Juan Camilo Bedoya-Flores, Hans Bryssinck, Natalia Correa, Christoph Hefti, Elena Landinez, Nancy Mora, Diederik Peeters, David Quiroz, Juan Sebastián Uribe, Felipe Vanegas
Editing Fairuz & Hans Bryssinck
Sound mixing Christian Coppin
Sound recording Laura Barrientos, Hans Bryssinck, Natalia Correa, Angela Leyton
Producers Hans Bryssinck, Ellen Meiresonne, Rosa Spaliviero, Ingrid Vranken
Assistants Laura Barrientos, Daniela Moreno, Diana Torres
Set Photography Diana Marcela Cuartas Castillo, Nancy Mora, Luis Eduardo Muñoz Moreno
Supported by Beursschouwburg Brussels, BUDA Kunstencentrum Kortrijk, Vlaamse Gemeenschap
Residencies Arcapacha, Campos de Gutierrez, Casa Tres Patios, Interacciones Urbano Rural, Laagencia, Lugar A Dudas, Netwerk, Residencia en la Tierra
Postproduction facilities Atelier Graphoui
Color grading Fairuz
This film would never have been made possible without the loving support of Christoph Hefti
Special thanks to Juan Der Hairabedian, Matthias Dolder, Dries Douibi, Natalia Duque, Nestor Gutierrez, Britt Hatzius, Marie Logie, Jan Lotter Benavides, Pete Mardy, Kate McIntosh, Andrés Monzón-Aguirre, Mauricio Rivera, Els Silvrants, Liesbeth Stas, Effi Weiss
Thanks to El Cafetín, El Rincón Clásico, Finca Las Margaritas, Tierra Mestiza, Univalle Estereo