OFFICIAL SELECTION
 FIDMARSEILLE 2004

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

world premiere



 
 ydessa

YDESSA, LES OURS et

ETC...

 

Agnès Varda

  FRANCE
2004
Colour
mini DV
42’

Original version
French & english
Subtitles
English
Photography
Markus Seitz, John Holoko, Claire Duguet, Rick Kearney
Sound
Jens-Christian Börner, Rob Fletcher and Jason Milligan
Editing
Agnès Varda assisted by Jean-Baptiste Morin
Music
Isabelle Olivier

Production, distribution
Ciné Tamaris

Filmography
Deux ans après, 2002
Les glaneurs et la glaneuse, 2000.

 
Ydessa, a Canadian collector, gallery owner and art lover, has organised a unique exhibition in Munich. From the floor to the ceiling, she has put together hundreds of old photos that have one thing in common: a teddy bear must figure somewhere in the picture. On the basis of a deliberately futile pretext, these familiar images, apparently without mystery, form a considerable panorama of humanity and indicate a secret of which the teddy bear becomes the emblem – and of which the last room of the xhibition will reveal the terrifying dimension. Beyond the central character of her film, Agnès Varda examines the pictures, their naïvety, their enigmas and, above all, their impossible innocence. En collaboration avec le Jeu de Paume
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