Zéro de Conduite #5
Twice a year Zéro de Conduite proposes a filmprogramme.
In 2014 those were: To the Distant Observer and Story of Kindness. The first programme was a series of films with a live soundtrack by Joachim Badenhorst. For the second evening they selected a programme around the film Chuyen tu te [The Story of Kindness or How to Behave] (1985/1987) by the Vietnamese documentary filmmaker Tran Van Thuy.
In 2015 Schaffende Hände focused on hands and included films by Yvonne Rainer, Robert Breer, Harun Farocki and Marguerite Duras. Later that year Zéro de conduite chose to show only one film: the wonderful Cavalo dinheiro [Horse Money] (Pedro Costa, 2014).
Zéro de conduite supports, produces and presents the work of documentary filmmakers Gerard-Jan Claes, Elias Grootaers and Olivia Rochette. The name is a reference to Jean Vigo’s eponymous film made in 1933, a lyrical ode to youthful rebellion.