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Jacques Kebadian

PIERRE GUYOTAT, LE DON DE SOI

France / 2022 / Colour / 111’
World Premiere

Jacques Kebadian
Pierre Guyotat at home, between 2002 and 2009: scenes from a writer’s life. First he organises his library : each book is an occasion for comments, reminiscences, questionnings. Then he is seen at work, preparing an edition of his Notebooks with his assistant, based on manuscripts from the 1960s. He is finally seen in his room, sitting in bed, discoursing on french kings and working out a text out loud, in a hypnotic self-dictation. Because Pierre Guyotat offers himself unrestrainedly to Jacques Kébadian’s attentive filming, this most precious of films gives us a rare glimpse into a writer’s intimacy: into his labour and passion. (Cyril Neyrat)

Technical sheet

Original version : french
Subtitles : english
Script : Jacques Kebadian
Photography : Jacques Kebadian
Editing : Jacques Kebadian
Sound : Jacques Kebadian
With : Pierre Guyotat
Production : Jacques Kebadian.
Filmography : Dis-moi pourquoi tu danses, 2015
La maison de Sophie, 2011-2013
Rase pas mon quartier, 2011-2012
Guyotat au travail, 2009
Construire autrement, 2008-2010
La bataille des paravents, 2005
La fragile armada, 2003-2004.

INTERVIEW WITH THE DIRECTOR

Director

Jacques Kebadian - France

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