2021 / Other gems
Priscilla Telmon, Mathieu Moon Saura

MANO A MANO

Duende without an arena, in the shadow of the Méjan
chapel in Arles, Mano a Mano is neither a duel nor a duo.
But an eloquent hand-to-hand encounter with words.
The poetry of life versed directly into the microphones.
Éric Cantona and Rodolphe Burger, for the very first time,
mingle guitars and voices, verses and music, sharing their
words with others. This 52-minute film is a miracle wrought
by an unexpected and ephemeral meeting, at the closing
of the 23rd edition of the Printemps des Poètes, bearing
Desire as its emblem. At a time when venues were empty
and it was vital to find new ways of reclaiming the stage
and the silence. Hands, colossi and brimming notebooks
dance, in a breath-taking surfeit of friendship and
enchantment brought to us by Mathieu Moon Saura and
Priscilla Telmon’s camera.
With texts by Éric Cantona, Olivier Cadiot, Mahmoud
Darwhich and Missak Manouchian, set to music by Rodolphe
Burger. With a cover of Joy Division.

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Priscilla Telmon, Mathieu Moon Saura

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