Coming soon. A toxic cocktail of blurb and hate. Seeping in. Quote after quote. Drop by drop.
Video still from the poetry film 'Get a life' by Paul Bogaert & Jan Peeters (2021).
directors: Paul Bogaert & Jan Peeters
text: Paul Bogaert
camera and editing: Jan Peeters
year of production: 2021
country of production: Belgium
produced by: Looking at the crossroads
original language: Dutch
translated versions: English, German (translated by Stefan Wieczorek), French, Spanish (by Gabri Molist) 
with the support from: LUCA School of Arts, Flanders Literature
format: Full HD video
aspect ratio: 16:9 (1.77:1)
colour: colour
sound: stereo
runtime: 4 min 56 s (titles included)
critical acclaim
Honoured with a 'special mention' from the jury of the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival in the category Best Poetry Film 2021.
Recommended by Berliner-Filmfestivals as one of five must-sees in the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival. Marie Ketzscher writes:
Darum geht es: Die Poesie der Internetkritik. Geschickt und mit viel Witz kombinieren Paul Bogaert und Jan Peeters etwas geschmacklos wirkende Labor-Bilder mit One-Line-Reviews, die sich in ihrer reduzierten Form („Terrific!“ vs. „Waste of Time“) als völlig austauschbare, sinnentleerte Labels entlarven. Zwischendrin laufen die Credits und tragende Musik, dann gehts zurück ins Labor und zu den Internettrolls.
Was du zum Film wissen musst: Der Film ist bereits die dritte Zusammenarbeit zwischen dem Filmemacher Jan Peeters und dem Dichter Paul Bogaert, der oft in seinen Texten das scheinbar Triviale ins Poetische wandelt. (Festivalberichte, 24 November 2021)
screenings/publications
Videopoetry? Poesiefilm? Cinépoème? Four intermedial works in word & image, lecture with film screenings by Paul Bogaert & Jan Peeters, 23 November 2021, Akademie für Lyrikkritik, Haus für Poesie, Berlin, Germany. (sneak preview)
ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival (competition), organized by Haus für Poesie, 25-28 November 2021, URANIA, Berlin, Germany. (INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE)
DW B literair tijdschrift, online publication in the section 'Kijk' - 'Video / Beeldverhaal', 7 April 2022.
Videopoetry? Poesiefilm? Cinépoème? Four intermedial works in word & image, lecture with film screenings by Paul Bogaert & Jan Peeters, 16 May 2022, Film & Literature, Faculty of Arts, KU Leuven, Belgium.
A Poetic Encounter. European Films from Belgium and Germany, with screenings and interviews, organized by the International Poetry Film Festival of Thuringia, 12 October 2022, Cinéma Galeries, Brussels, Belgium.
National broadcasting of the Dutch version on Denderland TV, the daily cultural programme of Belgian television channel Eclips TV, 29 January 2023.
Poesiefilm, organised by Goethe-Institut China and Arcades Project – Culture Club, 26 August 2023,  Nanjing, China.
Nederlands Poëziefilm Festival, 3-4-5 November 2023, Luxor Theater, Zutphen, the Netherlands. Get a life was shown in the "Special Paul Bogaert / Jan Peeters" programme.
trailer
Trailer for the premiere of the poetry film 'Get a life' by Paul Bogaert & Jan Peeters (2021) at the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival in Berlin.

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