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Luxembourg : "LIGHT", a Documentary about Gjon Mili

Friday 13 October 2017 by en, Evelyne Noygues

18.10.2017, 7pm : "LIGHT", Albania, 2017, 52 mn

As master photographer for LIFE Magazine for more than 40 years, Gjon Mili (1904-1984) traveled the world, photographing artists, dancers, philosophers, celebrities, writers, and musicians. His pioneering stroboscopic photography was often used to capture images in theatre and dance. Among his most famous works is the collaboration with Pablo Picasso for the ’Picasso is drawing with light’ series.

Albanian contemporary video artist Yllka Gjollesha and actress Suela Bako explore the œuvre and life of this exceptional artist by interviewing companions of Mili’s life and his career and witnesses of his way of working – translating his photographic language into a documentary around his photographs.

Follwed by a short Q& A with the directors.

JAMMIN’THE BLUES (USA, 1944, 10 Minutes) From 6 - 7pm and from 8.30pm on, Gjon Mili’s short music film JAMMIN’THE BLUES will be screened in a loop

8.30 pm Short Jazz concert with the JULIA BELOVA JAZZ TRIO (RU/FR/LU)

Kheira Nougie (Vocals), Max Serra (Double Base) and Julia Belova (Piano) For more information, please visit

4th collaboration between Mudam (Musée d’Art Moderne du Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg) and CinEast, Festival for Central and Eastern European Film.

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