Other gems 2020 / PS
Mili Pecherer

It Wasn’t the Right Mountain, Mohammad

France / 2019 / Color / Computer graphics, Dolby Digital / 29’

It wasn’t the right mountain, Mohammad: we never get to know who Mohammad is, nor which mountain was the right one. What we do know is what happens on the wrong mountain: the crossing of paths between Mili, who tries to live an honest life by looking after her flock of rams, implacably threatened by an harsh, indifferent world, and Abraham, who is to be told by God at the last moment to sacrifice a ram instead of his own son.
The first instalment of a larger project, It wasn’t the right mountain, Mohammad lays its foundations: to approach the intimate by starting from the Bible, to nourish the relationship to oneself and to the world by going back to the story of Creation. In order to do so, Mili Pecherer uses computer animation to recreate an obviously fake world in which the camera, freed from physical constraints, becomes pure motivity and mobility. While the eye scans a space with ever-reconfigured plastic parameters, the voice reaches out: Mili writes to Mohammad, tells him about her hopes and failures, her fears and pains, and thus opens a perspective that even the most hyperactive of cameras can only glimpse at: that of a soul that is forming itself by revealing itself. (N.L.)

Technical sheet

Original version : Hebrew.
Subtitles : French, English.
Script : Mili Pecherer.
Photography : Mili Pecherer.
Editing : Mili Pecherer, Jean Hubert.
Music : Eliav Varda.
Sound : Arno Ledoux, Médéric Corroyer.
Casting : Mili Pecherer, Abraham, Isaac, Dieu, Les Antilopes dans le rôle du Bélier.
Production : Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains (Bertrand Scalabre).
Distribution : Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains (Natalia Trebik).

 

INTERVIEW WITH THE DIRECTOR

Director

Mili Pecherer - France-Israel

Filmography

Other gems

Synopsis

Igor et Ivan Buharov Ayahuasca, radio waves, paranormal phenomena…Here are some of the ingredients of this new work filmed in 8mm by the Buharov brothers – an unfettered fantasy. In...

En savoir +
Other gems 2021
23.07.2021 - 16:00
Vidéodrome 2
24.07.2021 - 10:30
La Baleine
21.07.2021 - 21:30
Variétés 1
Synopsis

Jorge Leon “February 2020, a man is giving his testimony. His words are being collected by an inspector, and unveil the implacable alienation which has been informing his lived experience...

En savoir +
Other gems 2021
21.07.2021 - 21:00
Variétés 2
22.07.2021 - 16:00
La Baleine
25.07.2021 - 16:30
Variétés 2
Synopsis

Alain Mazars The title says it all: the future articulated through the past. Filmed in 16mm, against the backdrop of ruins in brilliant light, a little mute boy and a little girl who doesn’t...

En savoir +
Other gems 2021
21.07.2021 - 21:00
Variétés 3
23.07.2021 - 20:00
Variétés 2
24.07.2021 - 16:00
Vidéodrome 2
Synopsis

Sara Klingemann To celebrate its 80th anniversary, the Saumery psychiatric clinic is organising a conference on the theme of “traumatic intelligence”. “ While preparing for the party,...

En savoir +
Other gems 2021
21.07.2021 - 16:30
Vidéodrome 2
24.07.2021 - 14:00
Vidéodrome 2
25.07.2021 - 18:00
La Baleine
Synopsis

Guillaume Lillo In the cars that pick him up as he hitchhikes, the voice of a young man we’ll never – or hardly – see, describes in detail the depression that brought him to the medical...

En savoir +
Other gems 2021
21.07.2021 - 12:15
Vidéodrome 2
22.07.2021 - 16:00
Variétés 3
25.07.2021 - 14:00
Variétés 3
Synopsis

Maxime Martinot “One day, on the coasts of Morocco, some one hundred and fifty years ago, thousands of antelopes threw themselves into the sea.” Thus begins a two-page text from a...

En savoir +
Other gems 2021
20.07.2021 - 11:00
La Baleine
22.07.2021 - 14:00
La Baleine
25.07.2021 - 11:00
Variétés 1
Synopsis

Clemente Castor A white drone moves through a corridor whose walls seem to be liquefying into a digital ooze. A metallic voice, perhaps that of the drone, questions the reality of what it sees....

En savoir +
Other gems 2021
20.07.2021 - 11:00
Variétés 2
23.07.2021 - 16:00
La Baleine
24.07.2021 - 11:00
Variétés 2
Synopsis

Lucas Camargo How could we forget the razor-sharp writing of O pequeno mal (FID 2018), directed with Nicolas Thomé Zetune, which explored the secret shortcomings of a relationship. The same...

En savoir +
Other gems 2021
Synopsis

Anja Dornieden Juan David Gonzales Monroy Although aurochs, the ancestors of today’s cattle, died out in the 17th century, some people have tried to resurrect these legendary,...

En savoir +
Other gems 2021
20.07.2021 - 18:30
Théâtre de l'Odéon
25.07.2021 - 11:00
Vidéodrome 2
Synopsis

blanc In a small town in northern Senegal, two brothers are at odds with each other. Tierno, an imam by trade, a friendly and moderate traditionalist, does not share the ideas of his older...

En savoir +
Other gems 2021