Ed van der Elsken | Death in the Port Jackson Hotel: A Portrait of Vali Myers | 1972 | b/w, color | 16 mm | appr. 36 min.
A filmed portrait of the Australian artist Vali Myers, who lived temporarily in a valley near Positano, Italy. With her dozens of animals and Gianni, her younger boyfriend. Twenty years earlier, Vali Myers was the protagonist in van der Elsken’s photo novel “Love on the Left Bank” At this time in Paris, she lived on the streets, danced in cafés, and met Sartre, Cocteau, Genet and Django Reinhardt Van der Elsken shows us without comment but never distant a fragment of the life of this eccentric, exotic artist, who allows us a glance in her microcosm.