OFFICIAL SELECTION
 FIDMARSEILLE 2003

FRENCH COMPETITION

world premiere / first film



 
 Grand Littoral

GRAND LITTORAL


 

Valérie Jouve

 

Georges de Beauregard National Prize

Son Prize

> 2003 awards

 

 FRANCE
2003
Colour
35 mm
20’

Original version
French
Subtitles
English
Photography
Valérie Jouve et Fred Mainçon
Sound
Thomas Bauer
Editing
Sophie Comtet


Production
Valérie Jouve


 
Valérie Jouve is a well-known photographer, and Grand Littoral is her first film. On the outskirts of Marseille, in a landscape criss-crossed by motorways, railways and scrubland paths, some figures that seem to be from her famous photos pass by and bump into each other. They act as our guides in a tour without beginning or end. How do you look at a place without taking possession of it? How do you describe characters without confining them within a given plot? How do you make the transition from still shots to moving pictures? This brief, musical film leaves us asking these and other unresolved questions.

Jean-Pierre Rehm
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