Michel Landi – Discussion forum and exhibition

Friday, September 20th, 6.30pm at the Aubette

After attending drawing courses in Paris at the Academy of Modern Arts, the Grande Chaumière and the School of Applied Arts, he began working on posters for the Vrac and Gigax studio. He produced more than 1500 posters for the cinema, cabaret and the theatre, ranging from posters of westerns, like John Ford’s The Searchers or Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in the West and of Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries to golden nuggets of genre cinema such as Steven Spielberg’s Duel, John Carpenter’s Fog or Brian De Palma’s Dressed to Kill. For the poster of Arthur Joffé’s Harem, he received the César Award for Best Poster, which is now defunct. He isa witness to an era when posters were regarded as works of art.