A droll cine-journal which is neither completely intimate, nor outrageously public. After having been checked, peeled, polished and calibrated, your eyes discover a strange painting and some people from a nameless country. It’s the tableau “Landscape with the Fall of Icarus” painted by Pieter Brughel in 1555. The country is Belgium. That’s the framework within a film director, jobless people, psychoanalysts, philosophers, party leaders… and a prime minister conscientiously ask themselves what they should LOOK at? Highly academic question with multiple ramifications that the film wants to answer in a simple way and with the complicity of a guest of honour: Icarus himself.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Claudio Pazienza

Produced by: Giovanni Cioni

Cinematography: Claudio Pazienza, Jean-Marc Vervoort, Dominique Henri

Nominations and Awards

  • European Documentary Award – Prix Arte 1998