An Alphabetical Disorder

A film by Claude François

The history of surrealism in Belgium is retraced for the first time in this film by evoking the period’s main figures as well as many of their accomplices. The concept of fame was unknown to them, and most of these figures are still unrecognised today.

In this way, thanks to the varied and numerous works shown in the film, Paul Nougé, René Magritte, Louis Scutenaire, Achille Chavée, Marcel Mariën, Jacques Lacomblez, Tom Gutt and many others are shown to be unique. There are no less than 260 works, including archive footage, and testimonies of historians and several of the movement’s stakeholders.

Runtime 53 min
Year of completion 2012
Language French
Subtitles English

Image Creation

RTBF, Atelier Graphoui with the help of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation Centre for the Cinematic and Audiovisual Arts and VOO, WIP – Wallonie Image Production. With the support of the National Lottery, the Jacqueline Delcourt-Nonkels Fund managed by the King Baudouin Foundation.

Claude François

With the participation of
Paul Aron
Xavier Canonne
Michel Hallers
Claudine Jamagne
Jacques Lacomblez
Marc Moulin
Dominique Rabourdin
André Stas
José Vovelle
Jean Wallenborn




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