EN - Intimate, shocking, touching, all at once, “What’s in a Name” (2009) documents an extraordinary portrait of the 52 year old Jon Cory, a cheerful New York body artist. The first time documentary filmmaker Eva Küpper carefully takes her time to reveal Cory's intense perception on identity and gender throughout his explicit performances as well as in his daily life. However, since he decided to have breast surgery for his performances in December 2009, he is confronted again with finding his identity and place in our by gender dominated society. The film portrays Jon before and after the surgery and reveals intimate moments of a fascinating character.
|Title||What's in a Name|
|Original title||What's in a Name|
|Year of production||2009|
|Cast||Jon Cory as himself|
|Music||The feelies/ Ignatz|
|Other||editing consultant: Nico Leunen|
|Running time film||64'|
|Release format||Beta Digit|
2010: Hot Docs - The International Documentary Film Festival of Toronto (CAN) / Internationaal Documentaire Filmfestival Docville (BE) / Internationaal Film Festival van Vlaanderen - Gent (BE) / International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (NLD)
2010: Honorary Mention (Internationaal Documentaire Filmfestival Docville) / Winner of the Jury Prize for Best Film of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Internationaal Film Festival van Vlaanderen-Gent) / Award for Best Student Documentary (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam)
A record-breaking haul of eleven documentaries and four docu projects from Flanders have been selected for this year’s IDFA, the international Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam (16-27 November). Works from Jeremy De Ryckere and Kristof Bilsen, who recently graduated from RITS and NFTS (UK) respectively, are shown in the Student Documentary competition. The other entries feature in the Reflecting Images: Panorama, Paradocs section and IDFA pitching Forum.
Both Jeremy De Ryckere’s The Heir and Kristof Bilsen’s White Elephant compete for the IDFA Award for Best Student Documentary, worth €2,500. The Heir tells the story of a father, Raf, and a son, Dominique, and their relationship to their passion: horse racing, a long family tradition. White Elephant is a documentary about the Central Post Office and its employees in Kinshasa, DR Congo. This grandiose relic of a colonial past has trapped its employees in a frozen timewarp from which they are planning their escape. Last year the Award for Best Student Documentary went to the Flemish doc What’s in a Name by Eva Küpper.
Last edited on 23 November 2012