BREAKDANCE TEST

BREAKDANCE TEST

Pulled together in a studio, a group of teenagers and younger kids exhibit virtuoso performances of breakdancing. A short that was born as a test for a feature film about breakdance; a project then abandoned by Kowalski himself.

"Breakdance Test is probably one of the first films dedicated to this phenomenon. At the beginning of the 80s in New York, there was disco music, punk rock, jazz, and rap was beginning to become known. I wanted to make a film about musical movements that were on the rise during this period. I would meet with several young people, put two 16mm cameras in a studio, and I would try to grasp the new body movements that these kids were making. I wanted to see if I could make something good out of it, so I considered the film as a test, a 'breakdance. test.' Rap and breakdance were both part of the street culture, but had nothing to do with my culture: it was too young a movement for me and I considered it somewhat annoying. The film is the fruit of my infatuation with pop culture, but if we think about it, is not my culture: I wanted to make a film about something that interested me, but that at bottom I didn't like."

AWARDS

  • New Short Film festival

I PAY FOR YOUR STORY

2017 - 86 mm

HOLY FIELD HOLY WAR

2013 - 105 MN

DRILL BABY DRILL

2013 - 84 MN

FUCK

2009 - PERFORMANCE

POLICE FORCE OUVRIERE

2009 - 12 MN

WINNERS AND LOSERS

2007 - 75 MN

EAST OF PARADISE

2005 - 105 MN

DIARY OF A MARRIED MAN

2005 - 22 MN

CAMERA GUN

2003 - 29 MN

HEY IS DEE DEE HOME

2003 - 63 MN

ON HITLER'S HIGHWAY

2002 - 81 MN

BORN TO LOSE

2001 - 104 MN

THE BOOT FACTORY

2000 - 88 MN

ROCK SOUP

1991 - 81 MN

CHICO & THE PEOPLE

1991 - 20 MN

GRINGO

1984 - 87 MN

DOA

1981 - 90 MN

WALTER AND CUTIE

1978 - 25 MN

SEX STARS

1977 - 85 MN

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