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Elisabeth Perceval, Nicolas Klotz

SO LONG MICHAEL

France / 2021 / Colour and B&W / 8 mm / 11’

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)

Technical sheet

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
Saxifrages, 2020
L’Héroïque Lande, 2017
Mata Atlantica, 2016
Low Life, 2012.
La question humaine, 2007
La Blessure, 2003
Paria, 2000.

INTERVIEW WITH THE DIRECTOR

Directors

Elisabeth Perceval - France
Nicolas Klotz - France

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