V23_Nous disons révolution
V23_Nous disons révolution
V23_Nous disons révolution
Monography: Nicolas Klotz and Elisabeth Perceval

Nous disons révolution

Let's Say Revolution
Nicolas Klotz, Elisabeth Perceval
France 2021
128 min
OV w/ EN subtitles
V'23

With this film, a response to a Centre Pompidou commission for a short film which eventually took on the proportions of a feature, Nicolas Klotz and Elisabeth Perceval overhauled their working methods. Now installed in Normandy, they relocated their practice to the editing table, which became, in their own words, a new film set of sorts. Drawing on a vast array of footage collected over the years and organized into four chapters entitled “Races”, which take us on a journey from Brazzaville to Barcelona and São Paulo, NOUS DISONS RÉVOLUTION is a trans-historical epic dealing with slavery, exile and the sixth extinction. Starting with a loose rendition of The Red Leaves, William Faulkner’s short story about a slave who flees after his master’s death requires he be buried beside him, the film is a poetic celebration of the forms of life invented in the cracks of colonialism, as well as a tribute to cinema itself, each akin to an original fire and a desire to remain ungovernable. As discreet wonders and near-fantastical creatures appear, words borrowed from Paul B. Preciado’s Un appartement sur Uranus resonate in the face of neo-liberal doctrine: “They say crisis. We say Revolution.” (Antoine Thirion)

In the presence of Elisabeth Perceval and Nicolas Klotz.

Elisabeth Perceval, Nicolas Klotz: PARIA (2000), LA BLESSURE (2004), LA QUESTION HUMAINE (2007), LOW LIFE (2011), L’HÉROÏQUE LANDE (2017), FUGITIF OÙ COURS-TU ? (2018), SAXIFRAGES, QUATRE NUITS BLANCHES (2021)

Credits
  • Vivaldi Malonga
  • Job Okama
  • Sagesse Nzaou
  • Mamadou
  • Salif Maiga
  • Ella Ganga
  • DeLaVallet Bidiefono
  • Solis
  • Elisabeth Perceval
  • Victoria Berunyo
  • Lina Gorbaneva
  • Tristana
  • Tulipa Ruiz
  • Nicolas Klotz
  • Elisabeth Perceval
  • Amanda Vilaveija
  • Mikael Barre
  • Nicolas Klotz
  • Elisabeth Perceval
  • Sun Ra
  • Ulysse Klotz
  • Edouard Artemiev
Unexpected Films, Mata Atlantica, Le Centre Pompidou, Image - Mouvement, Arte France - La Lucarne
Bertrand Scalabre, Unexpected Films
DCP
Farbe und schwarzweiß
Tue 24 Oct
18:00
Metro, Historischer Saal
OV w/ EN subtitles
iCal
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