For a few years now, the three dimensions seem to have become a fundamental ally for mainstream cinema out of Hollywood. But, can 3D technology be used beyond the blockbuster? That’s the question asked by 3x3D, a group film made on the occasion of the 2000 anniversary of the city of Guimaraes, and that brings together three masters of contemporary cinema: Peter Greenaway, Jean-Luc Godard and Edgar Pêra. The first makes the most of tridimensionality to give his notion of depth of field more layers, while Godard makes a new and surprising historical-audiovisual essay. Pêra, on the other hand, playfully speculates about the possibility that cinema is turning us into a new species.


Peter Greenaway

Newport, Wales, 1942. One of the most famous and controversial European filmmakers, thanks to films like The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (Best Director at Sitges’89), Prospero’s Books (91) or The Pillow Book (Best Motion Picture at Sitges’96).

Jean-Luc Godard

Paris, 1930. A critic for Cahiers du Cinéma and a driving force in cinematic modernity, he debuted in 1959 with Breathless and hasn’t stopped directing and rejuvenating cinema since then.

Technical information

Edition: 2013
Section: Noves Visions - Experimenta
Original language: English and others