La Mentira

La Mentira, a dance video with and about Carlo Verano, an old German performer whom Wim met unexpectedly while walking around with his camera in Hamburg, was filmed in 1992 and directed by Wim Vandekeybus and Walter Verdin.

Carlo Verano's image and stories formed the seeds for the performance Immer das Selbe gelogen, on which La Mentira is based. The video was shot in the rough desert landscapes of southern Spain, in deSingel theatre in Antwerp and the Movyclub in Brussels.

In La Mentira Super-8-film images of the 89-year old Carlo Verano alternate with energetic dance sequences, based on the performance Immer das Selbe gelogen.

 

DIRECTION
Walter Verdin, Wim Vandekeybus

MUSIC
Charo Calvo, Carlo Verano, Peter Vermeersch

WITH
Grace Bellel, Lenka Flory, Octavio Iturbe, Peter Kern, Lieve Meeussen, Branko Potocan, Nienke Reehorst, Simone Sandroni, Wim Vandekeybus, Carlo Verona, X-Legged Sally

TEXT
Carlo Verano, Wim Vandekeybus, Ultima Vez

MUSIC
Charo Calvo, Carlo Verano, Peter Vermeersch

MUSIC PERFORMED BY
Charo Calvo, Carlo Verano, X-Legged Sally

ADDITIONAL MUSICIANS
Jean-Paul Dessy, Jeroen Robberechts, George-Alexander Van Dam, Jan Weuts

MUSIC RECORDED BY
Christian martin, Daniel Iturbe

CONCEPT SCENERY
Wim Vandekeybus

REALIZATION COSTUMES & CURTAIN
Isabelle Lhoas

 

SHOOTINGS CARLO

 

SUPER8, VIDEO8 AND SOUND RECORDINGS
Peter Kern, Wim Vandekeybus

 

CREW OTIVAR, SPAIN

 

SUPER8 CAMERA
Lisa Farnham, Wim Vandekeybus

CAMERA
Walter Verdin

CAMERA ASSISTANT
Anke Pesch

SOUND RECORDIST
Daniel Iturbe

BEST BOY
Erik Vermeulen

 

CREW DESINGEL, ANTWERP

 

CAMERA
Serge Everdepoel, Wim Le Compte, Roger Leclercq, Lou Berghmans

CAMERA ASSISTANTS
Peter Coenen, Dirk Leunis

SOUND RECORDIST
Bart Vanvoorden

DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Serge Everdepoel, Wim Le Compte

LIGHTING DIRECTOR
Gerhard Maraite

STAGEMANAGER
Erik Vermeulen

TECHNICAL STAFF DESINGEL
Nico Douwen, Jan Geivaerts, Eddy Latine, Jo Leys, Frank Van Elsen, Rik Van Gysegen

CREW
Movy Club Brussels

CAMERA
Wim Lecompte

SOUND RECORDIST
Benoît Bruwie

FILM/VIDEOTAPE TRANSFER
Leopold Timmermans, Roger De Dulle

ONLINE EDITING
Walter Verdin

SOUND MIXING
Jan Ryckaert, Walter Verdin

POSTPRODUCTION FACILITIES
Audiovisuele Dienst K.U.Leuven

MASTERED AT
ACE Editing Facilities, Brussels

PRODUCTION MANAGERS
Walter Verdin, Anne Quirynen

ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTORS
Anke Pesch

EDITED BY
Walter Verdin, Franciska Lambrechts

PRODUCTION
Addison De Wit and Ultima Vez

BASED ON
Immer das Selbe gelogen 

 

 

Distribution
Ultima Vez
contact@ultimavez.com

Technical specifications
Year of production: 1992
Duration: 49'44"