Icarus Films will joining forces with France’s premiere film distribution company, Distrib Films, on Aug. 18 for the domestic DVD debut of documentary filmmaker David Mambouch’s Maguy Marin, Time to Act.
Maguy Marin, born to Spanish parents — who had fled their native land after the Spanish Civil War — in Paris, she established herself as a dancer, having studied at the Toulouse Conservatory and then under the tutelage of Nina Wyrubowa in Paris (among others). By the 1980s Maguy Marin had transformed into a choreographer, with a flair for the modern and the works of none other than writer Samuel Beckett.
Mambouch’s focus — and he is no stranger to Marin, having collaborated with her as a sound designer and performer himself — here is on Marin’s masterwork, “May B” — sculptures; clay figures … coming to life. We get insights into Maris thought her comments, plus the many dancers and technicians that have performed her amazing dance productions over the years.
A mesmerizing artist, her life and work, is captured perfectly by Mambouch’s documentary, which will certainly thrill fans of Marin’s work, but Maguy Marin, Time to Act is also a film that non-dance audiences can enjoy as well.
Maguy Marin, Time to Act is presented in French with English subtitles.