ERIK LIESHOUT, ARNO HAGERS, REINER VAN BRUMMELEN
To Stay Alive: A Method (2016)Rester Vivant: Méthode
with Michel Houellebecq and Iggy Pop
French writer Michel Houellebecq and American singer Iggy, brought by Dutch director Erik Lieshout in his documentary Stay alive: method (To Stay Alive - A Method). The writer and the rock star together, an incredible cast.
In 1991, Michel Houellebecq wrote an eponymous essay about madness, survival and art. Michel Houellebecq's method and the personal experiences of Iggy Pop are the starting points of this quest that focuses on the role of the poet, artists in difficulty and mental health problems.
Directed by: Erik Lieshout, Arno Hagers, Reinier van Brummelen
Scenario: Erik Lieshout based on Michel Houellebecq's eponymous essay, published by La Différence Publishing in 1991
Actors: Iggy Pop, Michel Houellebecq, Anne Claire Bourdin, Jerome Tessier and Robert Combas
Image: Reinier van Brummelen
Editing: Arno Hagers, Reinier van Brummelen
Music: Iggy Pop
Production: AT-Doc, Serious Film, RTBF
French distribution: Damned Distribution
At the beginning it was the idea of building a small arts library. Then, little by little, the commitment to share it.
Choice, preference, ignorance, evidence, all assumed.
A desire to discover, an encouragement to remember. Sometimes.
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