Festival 2021
Pierre Creton

HOUSE OF LOVE

France / 2021 / 21’
World Premiere

Pierre Creton
All about love… films such as Go, Toto ! (FID 2017) and Beautiful Summer (FID 2019)
were radiantly so. After Life after Death (2002) and The Hour of the Shepherd (FID
2008), The House, is in Pierre Creton is work the cardinal point of his work. House
of love: this short film, truly novel in style, takes us into the deepest depths of
the matrix, the most intimate core of his work. Three circular panoramas follow
one after the other, in three different interiors. Placed in the centre of the room,
the camera rotates. Each shot is associated with a piece of music, that fills the
space with sound throughout. If image and music come together in such perfect
harmony, it is because Creton has placed his camera on a record player, a perfect
motorised stand. A simple and ingenious operation, which turns the record into a
camera, endowing music with the power to record the passage of time and beings,
the variations of the visible as we listen. The monotonous rotation is interrupted
by a multitude of events: variations in light, the movement of greenery in the wind
seen through the window, the free and active presence of animals, the furtive
spectre-like passages of humans. Shadows and reflections of the living and the
dead, equally present and absent between the walls that have preserved the
memory of love, of hours spent in embrace or listening to records. A gay porno
soundtrack sneaks in between Pierre Henry’s creaking door and the song from the
second house. In the third, the final chorus of the St Matthew’s Passion invites us
to gather around the tomb, awaiting resurgence. With each turn of the camera,
a boundless intimate world is born, dies and resurrects. Houses of love are also
monuments to the dead, past or future. Sex and death, a secret chamber mingling
art and life. Asceticism, regularity, discretion: this new form is also that of the
modesty required of those who venture beyond the threshold of such a room.
(Cyril Neyrat)

Technical sheet

Original Version : No dialogue.
Script : Pierre Creton.
Photography : Pierre Creton.
Editing : Pierre Creton.
Sound : Pierre Creton.
Production : Pierre Creton.
Filmography : La cabane de dieu, 2012-2020. L’avenir le dira, 2020. Le bel été, 2019. Un dieu a la peau douce, 2019. Va, Toto !, 2017. Sur la voie critique, 2013-2017. Simon at the crack of down (réalisé avec Vincent Barré), 2016. Petit traité de la marche en plaine (réalisé avec Vincent Barré), 2014. Sur la voie, 2013. Le Marché, petit commerce documentaire, 2012. Côté jardin, 2011. Le grand cortège, 2011. N’avons-nous pas toujours été bienveillants ? (recueil), 2010. Deng guo Yuan, in the garden, 2010. Aline Cézanne, 2010. Le paysage pour témoin, rencontre avec Georges-Arthur Goldschmidt, 2009. Papa, Maman, Perret et moi, un appartement pour témoin, 2009. Maniquerville, 2009. L’heure du Berger, 2008. Mètis (réalisation Vincent Barré), 2007. Les vrilles de la vigne, 2007. L’arc d’Iris, souvenir d’un jardin (réalisé avec Vincent Barré), 2006. Paysage imposé, 2006. Le voyage à Vézelay, 2005. Détour suivi de Jovan from Foula (réalisé avec Vincent Barré), 2005. Secteur 545, 2004. Le soleil les regarde (recueil), 2002. Une saison, 2002. La vie après la mort, 2002. La tournée, 1997. L’assujetti, 1999. Mercier et Camier (réalisé avec Sophie Roger), 1998. Sept pièces du puzzle néolibéral, 1997. Le vicinal, 1994. Soleil, 1988.

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