Barfleur Film Delights Lyme Regis Audience
On the penultimate night of Lyme Regis ArtsFest 2012, guests at the Malthouse were entertained to a quartet of films and slide presentations about the French town of Barfleur and some of its resident artists.
Barfleur is on the Normandy coast, close to Cherbourg, and the picturesque harbour town will be officially twinned with Lyme Regis next year. Early fruitful links between the two town's artistic communities have been forged by Karol Kulik (ArtsFest), Sarah Leedam and Cecile Berneron (B'art'fleur), and the film night was the culmination of these exchanges for this year.
Of the four films, the clear audience favourite was a charming documentary made a few weeks ago, expressly for showing at ArtsFest, by Michel Mauger, Deputy Mayor of Barfleur.
This film 'La Poterie de Barfleur' introduces the imaginative work of Barfleur potters Patrick LeFebvre and Ingrid Guilbert. With images of their extraordinary tiles and finials which decorate most rooftops and street signs in Barfleur, the film follows the progress of preparing the pottery and firing it in a special wood-fired kiln.
If you would like to leave comments about the film, 'La poterie de Barfleur' is available on YouTube at:
Karol Kulik, www.lymeregisartsfest.com
Published on 21/09/2012.