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News of films selected to FIDMARSEILLE

    
    LUNCH BREAK by Sharon Lockhart, Special award from the jury of the International Competition, screened in its French premiere at FID 2009, is programmed in the exhibition "Anonymes. L’Amérique sans nom: photographie et cinéma présentée" at the BAL from September 18 - December 19 in Paris.

    
 
 DREAM FILMS, THE AMATEUR CONEY ISLAND PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY 1926-1972 by Zoe Beloff, screened in the Parallel Screen  "Anthropofolies " at FID 2010, is screened from October  10, 2010 - November 28,  2010, at KIOSK, in Ghent (Belgiium).
    
    KHIAM 2000-2007 by Joanna Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, winner of the Georges de Beauregard International Prize, screened in its world premiere at FID 2008,
THE ONE MAN VILLAGE
by Simon El Habre, shown in a special screening at FID 2009,
are programmed in Cinéma(s) du Liban, in Marseille, from October 19 - November 20, 2010.
    
    WAITING FOR ABU ZAYD by Mohammad Ali Atassi, winner of the Georges de Beauregard International Prize and the Public Libraries  Prize, screened in its world premiere at FID 2010, is programmed in Cinéma(s) du Liban, in Marseille, from October 19 - November 20, 2010, in Sheffield Doc / Fest, in Sheffield (U.K.), from November 3 - 7. The fllm will also be screened at CRDP in Marseille, in the programme  "l’Aïd dans la cité", November 12, 2010 and in Beursschouwburg, in Brussels (Belgium), November 23, 2010.
    
    MASSAKER by Monika Borgmann, Lokman Slim and Hermann Theissen, Special mention for the First Prize, presented in the Parallel Screen "Fenêtre allemande, Tübingen," is programmed in the Cinéma(s) du Liban, in Marseille, from October 19 - November, 2010 and in the Rencontres à l’Echelle organized by Bancs Publics, in Marseille, from November 10 - November 27, 2010.
    
    ЖECT by Gaston Solnicki, presented in its international premiere in the Parallel Screen "Paroles et musique" at FID 2010,
INVERNADERO by Gonzalo Castro, in International Competition, screened in its international premiere at FID 2010,
JULIEN by Gaël Lépingle, Grand Prix of the French Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2010,
L'IMPOSSIBLE - PAGES ARRACHÉES by Sylvain George, in French Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2009,
M/F REMIX by Jy-Ah Min, in International Competition and in First Film Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2010, ,
MONUMENTS by Redmond Entwistle, presented in the Parallel Screen "Anthropofolies " in FID 2010,
THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY OF PHIL SPECTOR by Vikram Jayanti, presented in the Parallel Screen "Paroles et musique" at FID 2010,
VERANO DE GOLIAT by Nicolás Pereda, selected as a film project in post-production in FIDLab 2010,
are programmed in the Viennale, in Vienna (Austria), from October 21 - November 3, 2010.
   
 
 CHANTAL AKERMAN, DE CÁ by Gustavo Beck and Leonardo Luiz Ferreira, in International Competition, screened in its European premiere at FID 2010, is programmed in the Viennale, in Vienna (Austria), from October 21 - November 3, in the Ecrans Documentaires,in Arcueil, from October 29 - November 7, 2010 and in the forumdoc.bh, Festival do Filme Documentário e Etnográfico, in Belo Horizonte (Brazil), from November 11 - 28, 2010.

    
   TRASH HUMPERS by Harmony Korine, presented in the Parallel Screen "Anthropofolies " at FID 2010, is programmed in the Viennale (Austria), from October 21 - November 3, 2010, in Beursschouwburg, in Brussels (Belgium), on November 17, 2010 and in the exground filmfest, in Wiesbaden (Germany), from November 12 - 21, 2010.
    
    QU’ILS REPOSENT EN RÉVOLTE (DES FIGURES DE GUERRES) by Sylvain George, in International Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2010, is programmed in the  Viennale from October 21 - November 3, 2010 and in the festival Les Ecrans Documentaires,in Arcueil, from October 29 - November 7, 2010, in FILMAKER – Festival internazionale di cinema, in Milan (Italiy), from November 15 - 30 and in the Torino Film Festival, in Turin (Italiy), from November 26 - December 4.
    
   JULIEN by Gaël Lépingle, Grand Prix of the French Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2010, is programmed in the Viennale (Austria) from October 21 - November 3, 2010 and in the  Cinéma Les Carmes, in Orleans, in the Mois du Film Documentaire, on Sunday November 7 at 6 p.m.
    
    THE DUBAI IN ME by Christian Von Borries, in International Competition, Special Mention for the First Prize, screened in its world premiere at FID 2010, is programmed in the Viennale, in Vienna (Austria), from October 21 - November 3, 2010, at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, in Berlin (Germany), November 21, 2010 and in the Festival international du film d'environnement, in Paris, from November 24 - 30, 2010.
    
 
 AMI, ENTENDS-TU by Nathalie Nambot, in French Competition and Competition First Film,
screened in its world premiere at FID 2010,
FACE AU VENT, PARTITION BUISSONNIÈRE by Anne-Marie Faux, in French Competition,
screened in its world premiere at FID 2010,
MAFROUZA OH LA NUIT ! (Episode 1 of MAFROUZA) by Emmanuelle Demoris, in French Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2007
PLAN DE SITUATION : JOLIETTE by Till Roeskens, shown in a special screening at FID 2010,
UN ETRANGE ÉQUIPAGE ÉQUIPAGE by Boris Nicot, presented in its world premiere in the Parallel Screen "Du rideau à l’écran" in FID 2010,
DISSONANT DISSONANT by Manon de Boer, presented in its French premiere in the Parallel Screen "Paroles et musique" at FID 2010,
are programmed in the Ecrans Documentaires, in Arcueil, from October 29 - November 7, 2010.
    
   DÉTOUR suivi de JOVAN FROM FOULA  by Pierre Creton and Vincent Barré, in French Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2005
LE VOYAGE A VEZELAY by Pierre Creton, presented at FID 2006 in the Parallel Screen "Be with me – La fiction avec le documentaire."
LA VIE APRES LA MORT by Pierre Creton, presented in the Vidéothèque Bis at FID 2004
L’ARC D'IRIS (SOUVENIR D'UN JARDIN)by Pierre Creton, presented in the Vidéothèque Bis at FID 2006
are programmed in the festival Ecrans Documentaires, in Arcueil, from October 29 - November 7, 2010, and in various cinemas in the Ile-de-France region, from October 31 - December 7, in a programmed organized by the Association des Cinémas Recherche d’Ile-de-France.
    
    L'HEURE DU BERGER by Pierre Creton, Grand Prix of the French Competition and winner of the GNCR prize, screened in its world premiere at FID 2008, is programmed in the festival Ecrans Documentaires, in Arcueil, from October 29 - November 7, 2010, and in various cinemas in the Ile-de-France region, from October 31 - December 7, in a programmed organized by the Association des Cinémas Recherche d’Ile-de-France. The film is also projected in the BPI, in the programme Filmer l'invisible, from November 6 - 28, 2010.
    
 
 MANIQUERVILLE by Pierre Creton, in International Competition, Marseille Espérance Prize, screened in its world premiere at FID 2009, is programmed in the Ecrans Documentaires, in Arcueil, from October 29 - November 7, 2010 and in the festival A nous de voir, in Oullins, from November 18 - 28, 2010, and in various cinemas in the Ile-de-France region, from October 31 - December 7, iin the programme organized by the Association des Cinémas Recherche d’Ile-de-France.



    
 
 SECTEUR 545 by Pierre Creton, in French Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2004,
is screened in various cinema in the Ile-de-France region by the Association des Cinémas Recherche d’Ile-de-France, from October 31 - December 7, 2010.
    
 
 DENG GUO YUAN by Pierre Creton and Vincent Barré (part of N'AVONS-NOUS PAS TOUJOURS ÉTÉ BIENVEILLANTS ? (RECUEIL) in French Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2010), is screened in the Ile-de-France region by the Association des Cinémas Recherche d’Ile-de-France, from October 31 - December 7, 2010 and in the BPI, in Paris in the programme Filmer l'invisible, from November 6 - 28, 2010.
    
   BY THE WAYS (A JOURNEY WITH WILLIAM EGGLESTON) by Vincent Gérard and Cédric Laty, winner of the Georges de Beauregard National Prize, screened in its world premiere at FID 2005, is programmed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (U.S.A.), in the exhibition, William Eggleston: Democratic Camera—Photographs and Video, 1961–2008, from October 31, 2010 - January 16, 2011.


    
    DAY OF THE SPARROW by Philip Scheffner, in International Competition, screened in its international premiere at FID 2010, is programmed in the Duisburger Filmwoche(Germany), from November 1 - 7, 2010 and in the World Film Festival of Bangkok 2010 (Thailand), from November 5 - 14, 2010.
    
    RUINAS by Manuel Mozos, winner of the Georges de Beauregard International Prize, shown in its international premiere at FID 2009, in Seconde Nature, in the festival Image de Ville in Aix-en-Provence, on November 3, 2010.
    
   LA BOHÈME by Werner Herzog, presented in the Parallel Screen "Paroles et musique" at FID 2010,
is programmed in the Sheffield Doc / Fest, in Sheffield (U.K.), from November 3 - 7, 2010.
    
 
 NOSTALGIE DE LA LUMIÈRE by Patricio Guzmán, presented out of competition at FID 2010, is programmed in the Sheffield Doc / Fest,(U.K), from November 3 - 7, 2010, in exground filmfest, (U.K), from November 3 - 7, 2010, in Festival dei popoli, in Florence (Italy), from November 13 - 20 and in the festival A nous de voir, in Oullins, from November 18 - 28, 2010.
    
    STRANDED IN CANTON dby William Eggleston and Robert Gordon, in International Competition, screened in its French premiere at FID 2006, is programmed at CPH:DOX, in Copenhagen, from November 4 - 14, 2010.
    
   AVÓ by Raquel Schefer, presented in the Parallel Screen "Anthropofolies " at FID 2010, is programmed in the Anemic Festival (Independent Film and Multidisciplinary Creation), in Prague (Czech Republic), from November 4 - 16, 2010.
    
    FRANCE 2007 de Jun Gee-Jung, Special Mention for the Georges de Beauregard National Prize, screened in its world premiere at FID 2007,
POLOGNE by Caroline Delaporte, in French Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2008,
are programmed in the festival NOMADICAMEX, in Mexico City (Mexico), from November 5 - 21, 2010.
    
 
 IRAQI SHORT FILMS by Mauro Andrizzi, in International Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2008, is programmed in the festival NOMADICAMEX, in Mexico City (Mexico), from November 5 - 21, 2010 and will be screened as part of the BAL extra muros programme, Anonymes. USA, at the Cinéma des cinéastes, in Paris, on November 27, 2010.
    
   AVEC OU SANS TOI by Marie Dumora, Grand Prix of the French Competition at FID 2002,
HINTERLAND by Marie Voignier, in French Competition, winner of the Public Libraries' Prize, screened in its world premiere at FID 2009,
LA DÉCOMPOSITION DE L’ÂME by Nina Toussaint and Massimo Iannetta, in International Competition at FID 2003,
MUST READ AFTER MY DEATH DEATH by Morgan Dew, Grand Prix of the International Competition, screened in its French premiere at FID 2008,
are included in the programme Filmer l'invisible at the BPI, in Paris, from November 6 - 28, 2010.
    
 
 SOTCHI 255 by Jean-Claude Taki, winner of the Georges de Beauregard National Prize, in French Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2010, is included in the programme Mois du Film Documentaire, in the Cinéma Le Dietrich, in Poitiers, on November 8 - 9, 2010.
    
    NOS LIEUX INTERDITS by Leila Kilani, in International Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2008, is programmed in the festival FIDA DOC, in Agadir (Morocco), from November 9 - 13, 2010.
    
    YOU ARE HERE by John Di Stefano, in International Competition, screened in its international premiere at FID 2010, is programmed in Pravo Ljudski (Human Rights Film Festival), in Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina), from November 10 - 15, 2010.
    
 
 JE SUIS CELLE QUI PORTE LES FLEURS VERS SA TOMBE by Hala Alabdalla and Ammar Albeik, shown at FID 2007 in the Parallel Screen, “Filmer, dit-elle," is being screened at the Rencontres à l’Echelle organized by the Bancs Publics, in Marseille, from November 10 - 27, 2010 and included in the programme Mapping Subjectivity: Experimentation in Arab Cinema, 1960 – Now Part I in the Museum of Modern Art, in New York (NY, USA), from October 28 - November 22, 2010.
    
    SOMOS NOSOTROS by Mariano Blanco, in International Competition and First Film Competition, screened in its international premiere at FID 2010, is programmed in Beursschouwburg, in Brussels (Belgium), on November 11, 2010 and in the Film de Belfort / EntreVues, from November 25 - December 5, 2010.
    
   LES RACINES DU BROUILLARD by Dounia Bovet-Wolteche, Special Award for the First Prize, in International Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2009,
VERANO DE GOLIAT by Nicolás Pereda, selected as a film project in post-production in FIDLab 2010,
are programmed in L'Alternativa 2010, Barcelona Independent Film Festival (Spain), from November 12 - 20, 2010
    
    LOS MATERIALES by Los Hijos, in International Competition, screened in its international premiere at FID 2010, is programmed in L'Alternativa 2010, Barcelona Independent Film Festival (Spain), from November 12 - 20, 2010 and will also be screened in Vitoria (Spain) the 24th of November, in the Artium contemporary art muséum.
    
   FACS OF LIFE by Silvia Maglioni and Graeme Thomson, in International Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2009, will be shown on November 12 and 13, 2010 in the Espace 16beaver in New York (NY, U.S.A.).

    
   

PANDORE by Virgil Vernier, in French Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2010, is programmed at the Festival international du film d’Amiens, , from November 12 - 20, 2010, in the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam – IDFA (Netherlands), from November 17 - 28, 2010 and in the  Festival international du Film de Belfort / EntreVues, from November 25 - December 5, 2010.

    
   LA BM DU SEIGNEUR by Jean-Charles Hue, in French Competition,  screened in its world premiere at FID 2010,
LOS MATERIALES by Los Hijos, in International Competition, screened in its international premiere at FID 2010,
MADMAN'S DICTIONARY by Benno Trautmann, in International Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2010,
PRISONNIERS DE BECKETT by Michka Saäl, in French Competition,  screened in its world premiere at FID 2005,
are programmed at the Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata (Argentina), from November 13 - 21, 2010
    
   HE FENGMING, CHRONIQUE D’UNE FEMME CHINOISE by Wang Bing, winner of the Georges de Beauregard International Prize at FID 2007,
TIE XI QU - A L'OUEST DES RAILS by Wang Bing, Grand Prix of the International Competition,
screened in its French premiere at FID 2003,
are programmed in the cinema Gnomo, in Milan (Italiy), in the rétrospective Wang Bing – Le temps du changement, from November 16 - 21, 2010.
    
   AMI, ENTENDS-TU by Nathalie Nambot, in French Competition and Competition First Film,
screened in its world premiere at FID 2010,
FIX ME by Raed Andoni, presented in the Parallel Screen "Anthropofolies " at FID 2010,
LA TERRE DE LA FOLIE by Luc Moullet, screened during the Opening night, Out of competition at FID 2009,
LES HOMMES DEBOUT by Jeremy Gravayat, in French Competition, Special Mention for the Public Librairies Prize, screened in its world premiere at FID 2010,
NOS LIEUX INTERDITS by Leila Kilani, in International Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2008,
PANDORE by Virgil Vernier, in French Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2010,
are programmed in Corsica.Doc, in Ajaccio, from November 16 - 21, 2010.
    
   FIN DE CONCESSION by Pierre Carles, shown in a special screening at FID 2010,  is programmed at the Cinéma Le Méliès in Port de Bouc, on November 17. The director will be present.
    
    OUTLANDISH - ÉTRANGES CORPS ÉTRANGERS by Phillip Warnell, in International Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2009, will be shown at the South London Gallery, in London (U.K.), on November 17, 2010.

    
    THE WORK OF MACHINES by Gilles Lepore, Maciej Madracki and Michal Madracki, Grand Prix of the International Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2010, is programmed in the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam – IDFA (Netherlands), from November 17 - 28, 2010.
    
    LE PLEIN PAYS by Antoine Boutet, winner of the GNCR Prize, in French Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2009, will be screened at the Médiathèque André Malraux, in Strasbourg, in the
Mois du film documentaire, on November 19 and in the Bibliothèques départementales des Bouches-du-Rhône, on November 29 - 30, 2010 as part of the Mois du film documentaire - "Rêver sa vie, vivre ses rêves"
    
    SEARCHING FOR HASSAN by Edouard Beau, winner of the First Prize, in French Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2009, is programmed in the A nous de voir, in Oullins, from November 18 - 28 and in the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts, in Paris in the programme, "Nous sommes en guerre", on November 23, 2010.

    
    LES HOMMES DEBOUT by Jeremy Gravayat, in French Competition, Special Mention for the Public Librairies Prize, screened in its world premiere at FID 2010, is programmed in the festival  A nous de voir, in Oullins, from November 18 - 28 and in FICXixon – Gijon International Film Festival (Spain), from November 19 - 27. The film will also be shown at the médiathèque Albert-Camus, in Issoudun, on November 19 - 20 and in the Polygone étoilé, in Marseille on November 23, 2010.
    
    THE CAT, THE REVEREND AND THE SLAVE by Alain della Negra and Kaori Kinoshita, winner of the
Georges de Beauregard National Prize and the GNCR Prize, in French Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2009, will be shown at the Maison de l'Image, in La Seyne Sur Mer, on November 20, 2010.2010.
    
   ORAL HISTORY by Volko Kamensky, presented in the Parallel Screen "Anthropofolies " at FID 2010,
will be screened in the festival Unlimited, in Cologne (Germany), from November 23 - 28, 2010.
    
    MADMAN'S DICTIONARY by Benno Trautmann, in International Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2010, is programmed in the Festival international du film d'environnement, in Paris, from November 24 - 30, 2010.
    
   ÉRIÉ by Kevin Jerome Everson, presented in the Parallel Screen "Anthropofolies " at FID 2010,
are programmed in the Festival international du Film de Belfort / EntreVues, from November 25 - December 5, 2010.
    
   DÉMOCRATIE ? by Florence de Comarmond, presented at the Videotheque Bis at FID 2010 is now viewable online.
    
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LE PLEIN PAYS PAYS by Antoine Boutet, winner of the GNCR Prize, in French Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2009, opened in France on November 3, 2010 at the Espace Saint-Michel, in Paris.
Distribution : Les films du paradoxe

    
   COMMISSARIAT by Virgil Vernier and Ilan Klipper, in French Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2009, opens on November 10, 2010.
Distribution : Chrysalis Films
    
    DE SON APPARTEMENT by Jean-Claude Rousseau, winner of the Grand Prize of the International Competition and selected as a World Premiere at FID 2007, opens on December 1, 2010 at the cinema Reflet Médicis, in Paris.
Distribution : pointligneplan
    
 
    

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FIDMARSEILLE extra muros

    
    The Institut Français de Valence Spain), proposes a carte blanche to FIDMarseille, for the Mois du Documentaire, from November 2 - 4, 2010.

November 2nd at 8 p.m. "Temps de guerre":
LES OISEAUX D'ARABIE by David Yon, presented in First Film Competition in the Parallel Screen, "
"Les spectres de l'histoire," screened in its world premiere at FID 2009,
SEARCHING FOR HASSAN by 'Edouard Beau, winner of the First Prize, in French Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2009

November 3rd at 7:30 p.m. "Figures de guerre" :
MATAMOROS by Edgardo Aragón, in International Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2010,
MIRAGES by Olivier Dury, winner of the First Prize, presented in the Parallel Screen, “Traduire l'Europe," screened in its world premiere at FID 2008,
VIDEOMAPPINGS : AIDA, PALESTINE by Till Roeskens, Grand Prix of the French Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2009,

November 4th, at 8 p.m. "Faire image": :
CÈNE by Andy Guérif, Grand Prix of the French Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2007,
HARUKI YUKIMURA & NANA-CHAN by Xavier Brillat, in French Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2007,
    
   FIDMarseille, in collaboration with the Bibliothèque Départementales Gaston Deferre, in Marseille, proposes a screening on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. as part of the Jours de fête en Provence :
LA SCANDALEUSE FORCE DU PASSÉ, by Mireille Perrier, presented in its world premiere at FIDFID 2008 in the Parallel Screen “Traduire l'Europe".
The screening will be presented by Mireille Perrier and Giordana Charuty, ethnologist (EHESS/CNRS)
    

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   8ème édition du Festival des cinémas d'Afrique du Pays d'Apt
5-10 novembre 2010
The filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako, President of the jury for the International Competition of FID 2010 and the actress Juliette Binoche, president of the Association "Des Cinémas pour l'Afrique." They have launched an international subscription for the reconstruction of the large cinema in Bamako,
"Le Soudan." The Festival des cinémas d'Afrique du Pays d'Apt is collecting funds during the festival.

    
   For the 11th year, Le Mois du Film Documentaire (Month of the Documentary Film) makes the month of November the key date for documentary cinema for metropolitan France, its overseas territories and abroad.
You can find the films included in the FID that will be programmed near you by consulting the website
    
   The works of Stéphanie Nava, visual artist of the 21st edition of the FID festival, will be exhibited in "La forêt nombreuse," from November 9 - 28, 2010 at the galerie LA BOX BOX in Bourges, for the 5th Biennale d’art contemporain de Bourges
    
   As part of the 17th edition of the Rencontres d’Averroès, on the theme "Méditerranée, un monde fragile?", the exhibition "Paysages sensibles. Alger, Beyrouth, Marseille, Naples," from November 5 - 19, 2010 at the  MuCEM - Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée proposes a trip on the shores of the Mediterrean, via the work of twenty contemporary artists. Works by the following artists who were present at FID in recent years as jurors or directors in competition: Yto Barrada, Monique Deregibus, Valérie Jouve, Zineb Sedira and Akram Zaatari.
    

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As part of the VideoFID evenings, FIDMarseille is happy to offer a screening of JULIEN by Gaël Lépingle, Grand Prix of the French Competition, screened in its world premiere at FID 2010, Tuesday, Novembre 23, 2010 at 8 p.m. on its premises. The filmmaker will be present.

Entrance fee 3 €. Reservations are recommended, drinks are included.

Gaël Lépingle is fond of what he calls “le temps désaccordé” or “out of tune time.” He made use of it for the title of a portrait of the filmmaker Guy Gilles in 2008 and earlier, the first matter of evocation of Nathalie Méningon, member of the Action Direct, in his Prisonnière du Pont-aux-Dions (FID 2006). A propos de Julien, if its synopsis is very thin, “teenagers playing knights, dreaming of a future, a search that would lead them far from Beauce where they grew up,” it clearly indicates this main discord. Between a certain young people and their dreams, between the French countryside and an unknown elsewhere, between childhood and the adulthood that threatens to soon erase it. It is in the place of this “between,” in its cracks and brief intervals, that the film is going to take refuge in order to invent a style all his own, both grim and sophisticated. On the one hand, documentary material abounds: fields, roads, houses of a landscape transformed in a distant suburb, the stubborn faces of adolescents, their ritual solemnly danced, their future projects mechanically uttered. But, on the other hand, Lépingle refuses to believe that this fate is sufficiently expressive, because he feels, beneath the poses and the silences, the rumblings of something very different. If an epic appetite and a lyricism carry his “characters” away elsewhere, it is evident that his gaze accompanies them with love. And it is on the occasion of a medieval sound and light show that all the regimes of a maintained time are going to confront each other, as in an out-of-tune state of grace.

Jean-Pierre Rehm


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