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France
2020, 115 min

Section: Horizons

  154 Friday 20/8 17:00 Cinema B
  5C7 Tuesday 24/8 21:00 Čas Cinema
  6K4 Wednesday 25/8 18:00 Drahomíra Cinema
  851 Friday 27/8 9:00 Cinema B

Suburban landscapes and everything in between. The urge to document, to record, to give a voice to the mute, to the ostracised, to those who may soon vanish. Home, exile, memory. The filmmaker allows the “little people” to speak, those who are seemingly of little consequence; she asks her father about his first-hand experience as an immigrant, she listens to elderly widows, to youths hanging around the housing estates, and to participants of a traditional hunt.


Synopsis

Suburban landscapes and everything in between. The urge to document, to record, to give a voice to the mute, to the ostracised, to those who may soon vanish. France as home, as a place of exile, as a shared memory. The filmmaker allows the “little people” to speak, those who apparently don’t matter; she asks her father about his experience as an immigrant, she listens to elderly widows, to youths hanging around the estate, and to participants of a traditional hunt; her compassionate lens follows a Requiem Mass for Louis XVI. She thoughtfully chooses the extent of her own personal involvement in the story, she steps out of the role of the invisible observer and becomes the questioner, a participant who occasionally makes her presence felt. The film won the top prize in Berlin’s Encounters section.

Vít Kořínek

About the director

Alice Diop. Filmography: Les Sénégalaises et la Sénégauloise (2007, doc.), La mort de Danton (2010, doc.), Towards Tenderness (Vers la tendresse, 2016, short doc.), On Call (La Permanence, 2016, doc.), RER B (2017, short), We (Nous, 2020, doc.).

Contacts

Totem Films
8 Impasse Druinot, 75012, Paris
France
E-mail: [email protected]
www: www.totem-films.com

About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Horizons
   
Director: Alice Diop
Screenplay: Alice Diop
Dir. of Photography: Sarah Blum, Sylvain Verdet, Clément Alline
Editor: Amrita David
Producer: Sophie Salbot
Production: Athénaïse
Sales: Totem Films

Guests

Alice Diop

Film Director

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