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A vendredi, Robinson

See You Friday, Robinson
Mitra Farahani
Schweiz, Frankreich, Iran, Libanon 2022
96 min
OmeU

Jean-Luc Godard raucht eine dicke Zigarre. Er wusste sich schon immer gut in Szene zu setzen. Ebrahim Golestan sitzt meist an seinem Schreibtisch im heimischen Sussex. Regisseurin Mitra Farahani hatte die Idee, die beiden über 90-jährigen Intellektuellen zu einem Austausch zu bewegen; Godard schlug jeweils eine Nachricht an jedem Freitag vor: „Wir werden miteinander korrespondieren. Möglicherweise korrespondieren wir nicht.“ Als filmisch denkender Multimedia-Künstler ist Godard bei der Wahl seiner kompliziert einfachen Nachrichten gegenüber Golestan, einem Mann der Literatur, ein wenig im Vorteil. Möglicherweise korrespondieren sie nicht. Aber das tun sie mit viel intellektuellem Witz. (Lars Penning)

In Anwesenheit von Mitra Farahani und Philippe-Alain Michaud.

In LA SOCIOLOGIE EST UN SPORT DE COMBAT (2001), a documentary about Pierre Bourdieu, the sociologist receives an envelope from Jean-Luc Godard. The letter inside is written in the style of his HISTOIRE(S) DU CINÈMA, with a montage of images and words that play with history and the history of its representation. Bourdieu looks blankly at this piece of paper and understands nothing. “Poor Bourdieu”, he says. Years later, Godard finds a better pen pal in his inbox, Iranian filmmaker Ebrahim Golestan, who is writing from his gothic revival palace in Sussex. Filmmaker Mitra Farahani proposes and orchestrates this initially artificial set of encounters, which are supposed to take place every Friday for almost 30 weeks. As strange as it may sound, Farahani turns all this into a real film. Godard and Golestan both play their characters well, creating a comedy of artistry and old age, each creating parody of his own: one plays the lord and the other plays the tramp. The images are as hilarious as they are intimate, as Farahani records Golestan, while Fabrice Aragno follows Godard. All four filmmakers act and react. The correspondence is rich, full of self-narrations and enigmas that end up creating a relationship. What are portraits if not the artificial accounts of their own ties? (Lucía Salas)

In the presence of Mitra Farahani and Philippe-Alain Michaud.

Mitra Farahani: JUSTE UNE FEMME (2001, K, Ko-Regie) TABOUS – ZOHRE & MANOUCHEHR (2004), BEHJAT SADR: LE TEMPS SUSPENDU (2007) FIFI HOWLS FROM HAPPINESS (2013), DAVID ET GOLIATH N°45 (2014, K)

Credits
  • Jean-Luc Godard
  • Ebrahim Golestan
  • Daniel Zafer
  • Mitra Farahani
  • Fabrice Aragno
  • Fabrice Aragno
  • Mitra Farahani
  • Fabrice Aragno
  • Yannick Kergoat
Écran Noir Productions, Casa Azul Films, Pejman Foundation, Schortcut Films

Ecran Noir Productions

DCP
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Fr. 21 Okt
22:00
Metro, Historischer Saal
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So. 23 Okt
15:00
Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus
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