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Country: France
Year: 2010
Duration: 72'
Direction: Marie Losier
Editor: Marie Losier
Production: Marie Losier, Steve Holmgren

Spanish premiere

This is a love story, and a portrait of two lives that illustrate the transformative powers of both love and art. Marie Losier brings to us the most intimate details of Genesis P-Orridge’s extraordinary, uncanny world. He has been one of the most innovative and influential figures in music and fine art for the last 30 years and the founder of the legendary groups COUM Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV and was also celebrated by critics and art historians as a progenitor of “industrial music” due to his capacity to transform the character of rock and electronic music. Defying artistic boundaries, Genesis has re-defined his art as a challenge to the limits of biology. In 2000, he began a series of sex reassignment surgeries in order to more closely resemble his love, Lady Jaye (née Jacqueline Breyer), who remained his wife and artistic partner for nearly 15 years. The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye documents a truly new brand of Romantic consciousness, conveying beauty, dignity and devotion from a perspective never before seen on film.
FORUM; Berlin Film Festival

Marie Losier

Marie Losier. Born in France in 1972, is a filmmaker and curator working in New York City. She studied literature at the University of Nanterre and Fine Art in New York City. She has made a number of film portraits on avant-garde directors, musicians and composers such as Mike and George Kuchar, Guy Maddin, Richard Foreman, Tony Conrad and Genesis P-Orridge. Whimsical, poetic, dreamlike and unconventional, her films explore the life and work of these artists and are considered by Guy Maddin “the most effervescent and psychologically accurate portrait artist working in film today”. Her films are regularly shown at prestigious art and film festivals and museums, such as The Tate Modern, the Whitney Biennial, The Berlin Film Festival, The International Film Festival Rotterdam, Bafici and Tribeca Film Festival.
Selected filmography
Cet Air La (2010)
Slap the Gondola! (2010)
Papal Broken Dance (2009)
Tony Conrad, DreaMinimalist (2008)
Jaye Lady Jaye (2008)
Snow Beard (2008)
Manuelle Labor (2007)
Flying Saucey! (2006)
The Ontological Cowboy (2005)
Eat Your Makeup! (2005)
Electrocute Your Stars (2004)
Bird, Bath, and Beyond (2003)
Lunch Break on the Xerox Machine (2003)
Sanitarium Cinema (2002)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (2002)
Broken Blossoms (2002)
Loula Meets Charlie (2002)
The Touch Retouched (2001)
Chick-chick (2000)
Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural EspañolaPlan de Recuperación, Transformación y ResilienciaFinanciado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU
With the support of
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteFundación Caja NavarraGoethe InstitutCanadá InternationalCasa ÁrabeCineteca MadridAsociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios AudiovisualesInstitut FrançaisEmbajada de Portugal en MadridCamões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal
Member of
PantallaIberofestLa MestaThe Red Balloon
Filmoteca de Navarra
Museo Oteiza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Centre Cinématographique Marocain
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Cineteca Bologna
The Film Foundation
World Cinema Project
Cinemateca Portuguesa
Radio 3
Filmoteca Española
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
CTL 59
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
Festival de Cine y Dentistas
Horror Online Art
FICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)
FAN, Festival de Anime de Navarra
Lo que viene
Muestra de cine español
Filmmaking for social change
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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