Elisabeth Perceval Nicolas Klotz
“So long Michael”: with utmost simplicity, a tribute to Michael Lonsdale, who died in september 2020. Shot a few months before his death, the images show us the great actor in extreme close-up: first his hands, then his face, as he reads texts by Antonin Artaud and Plutarch. The format of the image changes: first of all digital, then film, then film negative, then white noise that barely hints at the actor’s outlilnes. A way to force the viewer’s attention on his words, but also a way of enquiring into a face, of working on it visually, of exploring all its expressive possibilities. (Nathan Letoré)
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France / 2021 / Colour and B&W / 8 mm / 11’
Original version : french
Script, Editing : Elisabeth Perceval, Nicolas Klotz
Photography : Nicolas Klotz.Son : Thomas Guillot, Mikaël Barre
With : Michael Lonsdale
Production : Nicolas Klotz & Elisabeth Perceval (Mata Atlantica).
Filmography : Chant pour la ville enfouie, 2022
Nous disons Révolution, 2021
L’Héroïque Lande, 2017
Mata Atlantica, 2016
Low Life, 2012.
La question humaine, 2007
La Blessure, 2003