Distributor:  Icarus Films
Length:  54 minutes
Date:  2017
Genre:  Expository
Language:  French / English subtitles
Color/BW:  Color
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A Modest World

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A film about ordinary people who transform insignificant things into works of art.

A Modest World

A MODEST WORLD goes in search of the anonymous adventurers of daily life, people who blow up all of our official aesthetic codes, and transform insignificant things into works of art.

'Modest art' is an anarchic jumble. It consists of outsider art, singular art, wacky collectors, folk art, votive art, garden gnomes, or weather vanes made from scrap recovered from landfills.

Far from any traditional 'school' of art or easy classification, A MODEST WORLD tackles several of the practices of modest art, showing its vitality and universality.

'A lively documentary... Singular and endearing encounters.' - Le Monde


Main credits

Sinde, Stéphane (film director)
Sinde, Stéphane (screenwriter)
Tournois, Bernard (screenwriter)
Goupil, Sophie (film producer)

Other credits

Musique original, Marie Mooret, Jac Berrocai; image, Edmond Carrere, Michel Dunan; montage, Florent Mangeot.

Distributor credits

Les Poissons volants

Les Poissons volants

A film by Stephane Sinde,

Docuseek2 subjects

Art and Architecture
Cultural and Ethnic Studies
Visual Arts

Distributor subjects

Cultural Studies
French Culture
Popular Culture
Visual Art


outsider art; l'art brut; modest art; l'art modeste; singular art; naive art; documentary; film; ; "A Modest World"; Icarus Films

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