Haldernablou Quadriflore
Tom de Pékin
Experimental : 46' / Performance, Fetish, Eco-Sex

Locked in a strange park, the page Ablou tries escaping. But several characters will do everything to keep him in this phantasmatic place.

“The thing that made me feel close to the construction of this beautiful obscure text is the use of collage chosen by Alfred Jarry, that augments the text’s meanings. References are diverse, emotions and repressed feelings are given a real free space. For me it’s a militant act.”

Between dance and poetry, on a mystical performance backdrop, Tom de Pékin proposes a truly unique film, adapted from the play written at just 19 years old by Alfred Jarry, historically one of the first overtly homosexual French plays. This evolutive creation is divided into four chapters that are as many wondrous spaces: The Park, The Dream, The Bagpipe and The Village Shaman.


November 30 | 16h00 | Reitoria da Universidade do Porto - Casa Comum
Queer Focus

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Year: 2017

Country: France

Language: french

Subtitles: english

With: Alexis Langlois, Elina Löwensohn, Jean Philippe Salério, Daniel Larrieu, Alban Richard, Mickaël Phelippeau, Sébastien Lambeaux, Bourette, Jérome Marin, Amaury Grisel, Denis Sanglard, Hélène Barrier, Vincent Simon, Philippe Roger, Tom de Pékin, Eolia Marhic, Yves Calvez, the singers and performers of Guissény

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Tom de Pékin


Tom de Pékin lives and works in Paris. He founded and directed, alongside artist Guillaume Dégé, the Éditions des 4 Mers, from 1994 to 2002. Since 2000 he has worked in drawing, video, performance, and engraving, under the name Tom de Pékin. As an activist, artist, illustrator, and filmmaker he is interested in the rapport between text and image and in graphic subversiveness. In March 2009 Septembre Éditions releases a monograph of his work from 2000 to 2009, alongside a presentation of his procedures towards a queer counterpropaganda. He drew the poster for Alain Guiraudie’s feature L’inconnu du Lac.




2017 - Haldernablou Quadriflore (Feature Film)

2015 - Haldernablou - Triptyque (Experimental Short)
2013 - Le Parc: Les prolégomènes d’Haldernablou (Experimental Short)
2010 - God, Guns and Queer (Experimental Short)

2007 - Barbara Cartland (Experimental Short)

2006 - Jean, Paulo, Érik, Riton (Experimental Short)

2006 - Catch Me (Experimental Short)

2005 - Les majorettes (Experimental Short)

2003 - Madame H (Experimental Short)

2003 - Pine Pong (Experimental Short)

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