MAPAS DE AGUA Y ARENA / TRACES OF SAND AND WATER
Las vidas de Jane y Paul Bowles / The lives of Jane and Paul Bowles.
Guión y dirección JAVIER MARTIN-DOMINGUEZ
Música original RICHARD HOROWITZ - SUSAN DEININ
Música compuesta por PAUL BOWLES
Fotografia JUAN MOLINA, MIGUEL DEL HOYO, TEO DELGADO
Montaje MIGUEL ANGEL SANTAMARIA
Producción BEATRIZ DE LA GANDARA
Archivo Fotográficos de Austin University, Colecciónes privadas de Paul Bowles, Ramy Wurhart, Emilio Sanz de Soto, MOMA, NODO, US Library of Congress,
After eighty years of travelling the world, the American writer living in Tangiers Paul Bowles, found fame for the third time in his life whem his first novel The sheltering sky(1949 ) was adapted for the big screen.
The documentary is narrated by Paul Bowles through an in-depth interview with the composer and famous writer made in 1990 in Tangiers.
The story of Jane and Paul Bowles is the story of 20th century avangarde; they were part of Picasso's Paris, pre-war New York, international Tangiers and inspired the beat generation.
A confident Paul Bowles talks candidly about his life with Jane, his travels, his experiments with drugs and the relationship with people like Gertrude Stein, Tennessee Williams, Aaron Copland, Dali, Orson Welles, Truman Capote, Allan Ginsberg, and William Borroughs.
The documentary reconstructs the human adventure of Jane and Paul Bowles through authentic, lively anecdotes and confessions by the various protagonists of these situations, including Paul Bowles himself. Among others, the testimonies of Mohamed Mrabet, Emilio Sanz de Soto, and one of the nuns who witnesed the last years of the life of Jane Bowles in a psychiatric establishment in Malaga.
The documentary has been shot on three continents and edited with the use of various international archives. The production crew has travelled to the main scenarios of the Bowles' long travelling history, filming in Tangiers, Fez, Marrakech, the morrocan Sahara, New York, Malaga and Madrid. The documentary is completed by the material from private and public archives in the USA, Morocco and Spain.
"Traces of sand and water" has being directed by Javier Martin Dominguez . It has been filmed in 16 mm colour film and postproduced on Betacam SP video. The documentary is avalable on all the formats and television systems required by the broadcasting companies.
En la medina de Tanger durante el rodaje