Jan Fabre – Beyond the Artist

2015 – 52’ ­
Direction, editing: Giulio Boato
Authors: Giulio Boato, Gildas le Roux

Cinematography: Geoffroy Duval

Voice Over: Juliette Fabre

Music: Lorenzo Danesin
Producer: Gildas le Roux

Production: La Compagnie des Indes (Paris)


Jan Fabre, born in 1958, lives and works in Antwerp. Many works have been published on his works as a visual artist, stage director, choreographer, set designer, performer. But never has a documentary been produced on this mult­i-talented figure. The documentary is based on the interviews with Jan Fabre, Georges Banu (a theatre critic),Vincent Baudriller (ex co­director of Festival d’Avignon), Jan Dekeyser (architect of Fabre’s theatre/atelier) and Rudolf Rach (Fabre’s editor in France). The images of 12 shows, 5 exhibitions and many drawings, models and scul­ptures move behind the words of the interviewees, drawing up the lines of the portrait of one of the most controversial artist of the last 3 decades.


Best Film on Art, Festival Conversazioni Video 2015 (Roma).


2018-15: SoleLuna (Palermo). Rassegna Nel segno di Dioniso (Rovigo), Accademia di belle arti (Bologna), Teatro OutOff (Milano), SoleLuna Film Festival (Palermo), Subsculture (Treviso), Cinema del Carbone (Mantova), Art City Cinema (Bologna), Incontrart (Treviso), CIADFF (Taiwan), La Triennale (Milano, IT), Prospettiva Danza (Padova), Biennale of Contemporary Art (Labin), Cinécran (Vannes, FR), FIFA (Montréal), Artecinema (Naples), Asolo Art Film Festival (Asolo), Lo Schermo dell’arte (Florence), Festival du Film sur l’Art (Bruxelles).


Februrary 12, 2016, 16h, Cinéma Utopia, Avignon;

March 12, 2016, 18h, Théâtre de Bastille, Paris.


January 3, 2016, 21h, RTBF La Trois (Belgium)


Jan Fabre. The box (17 dvd + 1 libretto), Jan Fabre Avignon vol 1 (4 dvd), Jan Fabre Avignon vol 2 (4 dvd), Jan Fabre Visual Arts (5 dvd),

La Compagnie des Indes editions, released 19.1.2016