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Alain Mazars

DES ENFANTS ET DES RUINES

France / 2021 / 66'
World Premiere

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 say much more are the protagonists in this truly beautiful cinematic ritornello. An adult joins them – an unnerving figure whose nature is unclear to us. Primitive cinema is clearly the blueprint here and each shot is imbued with its force: abstraction, stark contrasts, repetitions and a succinct narrative. A mesmerising, labyrinthine experience, which returns faithfully to a kind of cinema that vindicates mystery and to which Alain Mazars invites us with conviction.
(Jean-Pierre Rehm)

Technical sheet

Original Version : French.
Script : Alain Mazars.
Photography : Alain Mazars.
Editing : Alain Mazars.
Music : Jessica Mazars, Llorenc Barber.
Sound : Alain Mazars.
Casting : Cristina Farnié, Diego Farnié, Thaïs Garrigues, Alexandre Garrigues, Llorenc Barber.
Production : Alain Mazars (Alain Mazars).
Filmography : Douglas Sirk (de l’autre côté du miroir), 2017. Tod Browning, le jeu des illusions, 2016. Jacques Tourneur, le medium, 2015. Tout un monde lointain,2015. Une histoire birmane, 2014. La Chine et le Réel, 2012. Lignes de vie, 2010. Le mystère Egoyan, 2010. Sur la route de Mandalay, 2009. Phipop, une histoire Lao, 2005. L’école de la forêt, 2002. La moitié du ciel, 2000. Ma soeur chinoise, 1994. Printemps perdu, 1990. Le pavillon aux pivoines, 1988. Au-delà du souvenir, 1986. Lhassa, 1985. Actus, 1984. Visages perdus, 1983. Souvenirs de Printemps dans le Liao-Nig, 1981. Le jardin des ages, 1982.

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Director

Alain Mazars

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