Histoire(s) de Portrait

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Heterogeneous by nature, this programme brings together portraits, in other words the use of cinematic art to make people see and hear, like no other does, the joint between a voice and movements, between a body and phrasing, between a setting and stories. It is both the lowest degree of cinema (we precisely remember Number Zero by Eustache who made his grandmother speak) and an ambitious mission of archiving, of testimony. Because the point is not to hope to clarify anything, “to keep on file” anyone, “to grasp” and gather by force what does not cease to unravel like fireworks behind a name.
On the contrary, the point is to allow the enigma to be thicker, more mysterious, more fascinating. The point is to make it possible for us to become an accomplice with no familiarity with the others, what is remote, distant and unknown. The point is, as Nietzsche put it, to show exercises of admiration.
Jean-Pierre Rehm

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Yona Friedman’s architectural and urbanistic theories are famous, starting with those of “self-planning”. While they date back to half a century ago, they seem to have become topical. Sasha...

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EP - Histoire(s) de Portrait 2018
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As confessed by Josef von Sternberg, Anatahan is his legacy film. Actually shot in Japan, but in a Kyoto warehouse, without subtitles but with the voice-over of the master himself, it is the...

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EP - Histoire(s) de Portrait 2018
14.07.2018 - 22:15
Variétés 2
15.07.2018 - 19:30
Vidéodrome 2
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Fourteen years after Anatahan, Josef von Sternberg reveals to André S. Labarthe and Janine Bazin the major principles which guided him in the exercise of his art. Slightly melancholic, he mentions...

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EP - Histoire(s) de Portrait 2018
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A clearing, a wooden shack. A sitting teenager tries his lighter on a twig. And the shack is set on fire. And the boy is standing still, in front of the flames, fascinated by the show. And the camera...

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EP - Histoire(s) de Portrait 2018
15.07.2018 - 12:30
Villa Méditerranée
16.07.2018 - 16:00
Variétés 1
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For a number of years, Miles Lagoze has served the Marines in the film division where he was in charge of pictures meant for recruitment. This first film of his is the result of all his time spent in...

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Sélection officielle 2018
11.07.2018 - 16:30
Villa Méditerranée
12.07.2018 - 20:15
Variétés 1
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“Is that a human being?” Mysterious photographs appear on the walls in the Ximen district of Taipei. A dark, possibly human shape. It’s hot, as though it’s the summer; the crowd is dense, as...

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Sélection officielle 2018
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At first a slow movement along residential spaces, empty streets, plain facades, as though artificial. The sound is made up of a voice-over relating the first time, desire, dizziness of the ignition,...

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EP - Histoire(s) de Portrait 2018
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As a cruel tale of corruption and cowardice, reflecting on the power of money and as a metaphor on Africa depending on western support, the story is about the revenge of a hurt woman who settles...

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EP - Histoire(s) de Portrait 2018
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On the cold lands of the Massif Central, word has it that there are only two seasons: winter and 15 August. As they travel through them, four isolated locals will have to confide in each other. While...

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Sélection officielle 2018
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Goya, painting the Disasters of War that he had witnessed, gave us the notorious “I saw it”. It is all about testimony. Here, following the painter’s lead, this involves exploring a bloody...

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Sélection officielle 2018
15.07.2018 - 14:30
Villa Méditerranée
16.07.2018 - 15:15
Variétés 2
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Shaving, going off to work, getting something to eat, going to appointments. Such is life as it goes on here. Zero situations: zero drama, zero pathos, no aspersions, no beginning and no end, not...

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EP - Histoire(s) de Portrait 2018
13.07.2018 - 11:00
Alcazar
15.07.2018 - 10:45
Villa Méditerranée
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“An utterly harsh film, mineral like the sand in the desert, intensely focused on the words of survivors, deprived of any aesthetic embellishment, and yet a film of fire and devotion, an act of...

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EP - Histoire(s) de Portrait 2018
14.07.2018 - 10:00
Variétés 3
16.07.2018 - 10:00
Vidéodrome 2
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As the writer of about fifteen books, Mathieu Riboulet, filmed in his home in la Creuse in late October 2017, revisits the recurring themes around which his stories are built by reacting to...

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EP - Histoire(s) de Portrait 2018
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This film is divided into four chapters, each one exploring a different way to address and listen to people. 1.The telephone as a way to postpone dialogue. 2. Talking to animals, who see and...

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EP - Histoire(s) de Portrait 2018
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Russia today. In its complexity, its enigma. Diane Lentin does not claim to shed light on things. This is evidenced by the voices she uses, as old as the famous the Journal of Astolphe de Custine in...

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EP - Histoire(s) de Portrait 2018
14.07.2018 - 18:30
Villa Méditerranée
15.07.2018 - 17:45
Villa Méditerranée
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Sara and Ryo, a young, unmarried couple in their late twenties, leave Tokyo to spend a few days of their paid holidays in Atami, a tourist town of faded splendour. Although they appear to love each...

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Sélection officielle 2018
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Between night and day, the hills of a village in Israel. The young Dekel tries pulling himself together from a painful break-up. Within the imprecision of a natural backdrop dipped into the sweetness...

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Sélection officielle 2018
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A school teacher, a teenager, the figure of an “elderly person”, in short a small set of characters. Yet many voices commingle, talk to one another – they aim at nothing less than referring to...

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EP - Histoire(s) de Portrait 2018
14.07.2018 - 18:30
Villa Méditerranée
15.07.2018 - 17:45
Villa Méditerranée