Satiesfictions – Promenades with Erik Satie

Always armed with wisecracks, umbrella, and a bowler hat, Erik Satie was not only on the outside one of the strangest figures in the early 20th century French avant-garde; he was a composer, designer, church founder, PR pioneer, and master of witty remarks. In playful episodes, the documentary illuminates the overall phenomenon of Satie. His countless imaginary advertisements evolve into real commercials, and his drawings take on a life of their own as cartoons. Divas, dogs, puppets, and children, as well as pianists playing pianos stacked on top of each other are featured in scenic interludes, while performers turn into “musical furniture” in swimming pools, factories, or at train stations. Interwoven with accounts by Satie’s associates and music experts, the film offers a unique insight into Satie’s cosmos of word and sound.

With Jean Cocteau, Man Ray, Henri Sauguet, Georges Auric, Pierre Bertin, Virgil Thomson, Steffen Schleiermacher, GrauSchumacher Piano Duo, Jean-Pierre Armengaud and Patrick Le Mauff

“,Satiesfictions’, der für WDR und Arte produzierte Film von Anne- Kathrin Peitz und Youlian Tabakov, nähert sich dem Phänomen nicht mit analytischer Erklärhaltung, sondern mit den Mitteln des Mediums: filmisch raffiniert, bilderstark inszeniert. Das ist immer wieder umwerfend komisch-befreiend, obwohl eine traurige Persönlichkeit aufscheint, ein Mann meist am Rande grässlicher Armut. [..] Splendide!”   Stuttgarter Zeitung



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Presented at International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) 2015
Platinum Award Winner (European Documentary)
Documentary & Short International Movie Award 2015 (Indonesia)
Official Selection – 5th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival 2015 (India)



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Languages:English, French
Subtitles:German, French, English, Korean, Japanese
Bonus:Music by Erik Satie (La Belle Excentrique, Valse du Chocolat aux Amandes, Ce que dit la petite Princesse des Tulipes, Nocturne No. 4), Stock Market Report à la Satie
Bonus Running time:15:17 min
Bonus Languages:German
Bonus Subtitles:English
Disc Formats:
Number of Discs:1 (DVD)
Picture Formats DVD:16:9 NTSC
Sound Formats DVD:PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Running time:56:22 min
Catalogue Numbers:ACC20312 (DVD)
Release Dates:09/2015 (DVD, Worldwide)
EAN Code DVD:4260234830910