We take it for granted that auteur film shows the imprint of its creator’s personal style and position. But the creator haunting the film – not as a discreet interviewer or commentator, but as a singing ghost or a substitute protagonist, that is part of the “Avi Mograbi method”. The guest of our 2021 Homage explains how and why he uses it.
Rewatch the Masterclass with Avi Mograbi
We introduce the renowned editor Mary Stephen who edited the filmed material of over fifty international film productions, worked for Éric Rohmer and most recently for the Japanese director Yoichiro Okutani. The latter work is a re-edit of his documentary Odoriko, which he edited himself, which will premiere at DOK Leipzig under the title Nude at Heart. We juxtapose the director’s cut with the editor’s cut. Where, between menial craft and creative co-authorship, does Mary Stephen see her role?