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BLUE VELVET REVISITED

Synopsis

Blue Velvet Revisited is a documentary film based on hours of documentary footage that was filmed and photographed in 1985 in the USA, on the set of “Blue Velvet” of David Lynch.

Peter Braatz obtained the exclusive rights to document the entire production of the cult classic film “Blue Velvet” from David Lynch himself, with most of this footage never previously released to the public.

In ‘Blue Velvet Revisited’, the film images, numerous sound recordings, photographs, paintings, objects and relics that Braatz had collected are selected and composed into an evocative new film, based on a story told by the Director without the need for narration.

These lost and mostly never before seen images are revisited and reinterpreted now, 30 years later.

‘Blue Velvet Revisited’, an 85 minute long documentary, is a journey, sharing with the viewer some kind of buried treasure. 

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

As it is “Blue Velvet Revisited”, is a visit to a certain historic time and place, an essay, and a rediscovery. It’s a tale from the subjective view-point of a German filmmaker who found himself by chance in the middle of the production of a landmark in 20th century cinema.

Or was it not by chance at all? Had this film been lying in wait for so many years, so very nearly lost?

There were so many questions to answer, so many thoughts and feelings revealed. I dug into my four hours of original Super-8 film, two additional hours of 16mm from Munich in 1987, several hours of video-material from the german promotion of “Blue Velvet”, over 1000 photographs, objects, drawings and relics, to find there was so much to discover, to choose from, and combine.

So much to say, to hear, to see and to feel. “Blue Velvet Revisited” is my excavation of a hidden treasure, which just needed to be touched once more to blossom and sparkle.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Follow the film on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/bvrevisited/

PRESS REVIEWS

Now Braatz has made a kind of poem about Blue Velvet, evocative and captivating and strange, a cinema voyeur’s behind-the-scenes ticket to the making of the controversial film that is now regarded as a voyeur classic. A “meditation,” he calls it.

http://www.vogue.com/13436840/making-of-blue-velvet-documentary-30th-anniversary/

 

It is also a quietly mesmerizing sensory experience, with a distinctive rhythm and look that makes it a stand-alone artwork rather than a mimetic mirror of its subject.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/blue-velvet-revisited-review-937092?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

The result is a gorgeous, woozy Super-8 time-capsule film-poem, which dispenses with traditional narration in favour of a hypnotic collage of unseen footage, archive photographs and audio recordings, set to a suitably dreamy soundtrack by Tuxedomoon and Cult With No Name.

http://www.lynchpeaks.com/single-post/2016/10/25/REVIEW-Blue-Velvet-Revisited

 

Lynch also shares an affinity with Braatz, who demonstrates some keen filmmaking instincts. His material pays homage to the master, but also demonstrates confidence in its own depiction of the internal, unknowable quality of individual creative power. With a terrific soundtrack and its insightful, rare footage, Blue Velvet Revisited is nirvana for Lynch nerds; though even those with a perfunctory interest in filmmaking could do with seeing this fascinating gem.

http://www.theupcoming.co.uk/2016/10/07/london-film-festival-2016-blue-velvet-revisited-review/

 

…....Blue Velvet Revisited is far from a conventional making-of and very much a film for fans of Lynch and of Blue Velvet, who will find a reasonable amount to sink their teeth into. Much like Lynch himself, Blue Velvet Revisited is an oddity, but one that a certain group of people will really enjoy spending time with.

https://www.flickreel.com/blue-velvet-revisited-review-london-film-festival/

 

Blue Velvet Revisited is a poetic memory of a time, a transcendental observation of Peter’s experiences on the set.

http://www.thebluerose.co.uk/2016/10/lynch-at-london-film-festival-2016.html

 

The mixture of neon and special effect between such wonderfully named segments as “Do It for Van Gogh” are the only modern looking element and sit well alongside the incredible footage from the set and rare photographs that make up Peter Braatz film. You don’t need to have seen Blue Velvet to appreciate the look of the film…

http://www.garbage-file.com/2016/10/film-blue-velvet-revisited.html

 

This film isn’t a forensic analysis of Lynch’s provocative and idiosyncratic 1986 thriller however, but there are plenty of books and films out there for that purpose anyway. Instead, we have a pleasing, nostalgia-tinged trawl through the photography and film archives of German filmmaker Peter Braatz, who Lynch brought onto the set of his Blue Velvet to document the production.

http://www.smokescreenlondon.com/event-reviews/2016/10/9/london-film-festival-2016-review-blue-velvet-revisited

 

Rather than a narrative accompaniment of behind the scenes footage and straight forward interviews, Blue Velvet Revisited acts as a visuals notation of the film. Eerie in places, visually striking and with a beautiful soundtrack.

https://wemakemoviesonweekends.com/2016/10/13/bfi-london-film-festival-blue-velvet-revisited-review/

 

Peter Braatz’ lyrical documentary is a must-watch for all fans of David Lynch’s surreal, beautiful, disturbing work.

http://www.bina007.com/2016/09/bfi-lff-2016-preview-blue-velvet.html

 

Braatz portrays bit by bit how Lynch made the movie he dreamed of.

http://www.dmovies.org/2016/10/07/blue-velvet-revisited/

 

A highlight is an off-camera conversation between the young Braatz and the young Lynch about a girl Braatz has fallen in love with back in Germany. Another highlight is hearing Lynch talk about how excited he is about Blue Velvet and the “awful lot of fun” he and the crew had making it.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/karin-badt/surprise-encounters-at-th_b_13146204.html

 

…it’s a treat to see the youthful Lynch waxing enthusiastic about the then-latest filmmaking technologies; or even to see him personally finishing the detailing on a background prop. The impression that comes across is that this is what it takes to be a great artist: awareness, imagination and a willingness to do whatever needs to be done.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-mini-blue-velvet-revisited-review-20170713-story.html

Slovenian press:

http://www.delo.si/sobotna/lynch-je-rekel-pridi-in-prinesi-denar.html

http://www.rtvslo.si/kultura/film/30-let-modrega-zameta-lynchevski-vpogled-v-amerisko-sprevrzenost/409216

https://www.dnevnik.si/1042755865/kultura/glasba/kult-z-imenom-tuxedomoon

26:20 minutes: http://4d.rtvslo.si/arhiv/umetni-raj/174440196

05:08 minutes: http://4d.rtvslo.si/arhiv/kultura/174438390

http://www.delo.si/kultura/film/student-ki-je-leto-dni-opazoval-davida-lyncha.html

http://www.24ur.com/ekskluziv/film_tv/27-liffe-v-zakulisju-snemanja-lynchevega-modrega-zameta.html

http://radiostudent.si/kultura/odprti-termin-za-kulturo/skladanje-podobe-in-glasbe-za-film-blue-velvet-revisited

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_KB28mYCaE – Ni crno ni belo 147 – Radmila Djuica i Peter Brac – (TV KCN)

Newspaper Večer – Supplement Bonbon – http://belafilm.si/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Vecer1.pdf

 

Argentinian press:

https://www.perroblanco.net/podcast-estrenos-del-13717-blue-velvet-revisited/

http://cineramaplus.com.ar/critica-blue-velvet-revisited-2016-de-peter-braatz/

https://cinergiaonline.com/cine/se-proyecta-blue-velvet-revisited-malba-bama/

http://www.losinrocks.com/cine/peter-braatz-homenajea-al-mejor-david-lynch-en-blue-velvet-revisited#.WXtT6caZOV4

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/2042148-blue-velvet-revisited-sugestivo-homenaje-a-un-clasico-de-lynch

https://www.clarin.com/espectaculos/cine/blue-velvet-revisited-david-lynch-origen-creacion_0_SJbugfNS-.html

https://www.sublimeobsesion.com/single-post/2017/07/15/Blue-Velvet-Revisited-de-Peter-Braatz

https://www.otroscines.com/nota?idnota=12341

http://www.actualidadartistica.com.ar/2017/07/cine-blue-velvet-revisited-para.html

http://www.proyectorfantasma.com.ar/estreno-blue-velvet-revisited/

http://lornashowtv.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/blue-velvet-revisited.html?spref=tw

http://www.elintra.com.ar/cine/2017/7/6/blue-velvet-revisited-detras-escena-anos-tarde-17100.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

http://www.micropsiacine.com/2017/07/estrenos-criticas-mago-los-vagos-pedro-otero-blue-velvet-revisited-peter-braatz/

http://www.telam.com.ar/notas/201707/194506-cine-director-david-lynch.html

http://www.omradio.com.ar/blue-velvet-revisited-aborda-el-cine-de-lynch-a-partir-del-making-of-de-terciopelo-azul/

http://forodebaires.com.ar/?p=33354&utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

http://www.panoramadirecto.com/2017/06/blue-velvet-revisited-un-documental.html

http://leedor.com/2017/06/29/blue-velvet-revisited/

http://labitacorademaneco.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/blue-velvet-revisited-documental-sobre.html

Other related articles:

http://lacosacine.com/cine/11206/blue-velvet-revisited:-el-documental-sobre-la-obra-maestra-de-david-lynch

‎http://kultuur.info/blogi/en/2017/06/13/special-program-david-lynch-cinema-artis/

http://lovingdalston.co.uk/2016/12/a-new-look-at-blue-velvet-david-lynchs-1985-movie-about-well-who-knows-comes-to-dalston/

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/10/david-lynchs-festival-of-disruption-the-10-best-moments/9/

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/oct/10/david-lynch-festival-of-disruption-review-twin-peaks

http://flickfeast.co.uk/reviews/film-reviews/lff-2016-blue-velvet-revisited-2016/

http://iheartthetalkies.com/film-review-blue-velvet-revisted/

FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Awards:

2nd Kranjska Gora International Film Festival – Best Film Award

Festivals:
  • 60th BFI – London Film Festival, October 7, 2016 – World premiere
  • Festival Of Disruption, Los Angeles, October 2016
  • 10th Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival, November 2016
  • 27th LIFFe – Ljubljana International Film Festival, November 2016
  • 24th Camerimage – International Film Festival, November 2016
  • 31st Mar Del Plata International Film Festival, November, 2016
  • Clique Film Festival, Amlaty, November 2016
  • Days Of Slovenian Films, Belgrade, 2016
  • L’Europe autour de l’Europe – Festival de films de la Grande Europe, Paris, March – April 2017
  • Cinedelphia Film Festival, Philadelphia, USA, April 2017
  • Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz, Austria, April 2017
  • David Lynch: A Complete Retrospective, Chicago, USA, April – May 2017
  • 16th San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, June 2017
  • 20th Shanghai International Film Festival, June 2017
  • 16th Transilvania International Film Festival, June, 2017
  • 2nd Kranjska Gora International Film Festival, August, 2017
SUPPORTERS
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Embassy of the Republic of Germany in Slovenia kindly supported the premiere screening of the film on November 10, 2016 at Ljubljana International Film Festival LIFFe.

ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

Original soundtrack by Tuxedomoon & Cult With No Name & John Foxx was released by Crammed Discs in autumn 2015.

Press reviews can be read at http://issuu.com/crammed/docs/blue_velvet_revisited_international?e=0/31350853.

GALLERY
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Presskit (pdf)

Presskit (pdf)

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Poster (pdf)

Poster (pdf)

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CREATIVE CREW

Directed, written, filmed and edited by PETER BRAATZ
Producer PETER BRAATZ
Coproducer IDA WEISS
Music CULT WITH NO NAME & TUXEDOMOON & JOHN FOXX

PRODUCTION

TARIS FILM
in coproduction with
BELA FILM
financial support:
FILM- UND MEDIENSTIFTUNG NORDRHEIN-WESTFALIA GMBH
SLOVENSKI FILMSKI CENTER
technical support:
VIBA FILM

Category
Documentary, Full-length