Videozone: Eric Baudelaire

September 20, 2015 to November 22, 2015. The Ugly One (2013) is a story and documentary at the same time—about love, remembering, and forgetting, and about Beirut, a city marked by decades of civil war. The Japanese filmmaker Masao Adachi, a left-wing extremist once active in Lebanon as a member of the Japanese Red Army, wrote a first screenplay version, intentionally making it unfilmable, which the French artist Eric Baudelaire then constantly adjusts during the shooting. Interwoven with Adachi’s memories, a political narrative emerges that blurs the distinction between fact and fiction as well as between times and generations, while at the same time setting them in confrontation.