Color-Blind

V'19

Color-Blind

Ben Russell
F/D, 2019
Shorts, 30min, OmeU

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Color-Blind

Ben Russell
F/D, 2019
Shorts, 30min, OmeU

Thu
31
Oct
16:00
Filmmuseum
Cast: 
Freddy „Feeling Fingers“ Fournier
Marc Kucharz
Yvonne Moke
Kokauani Mahuaani
Ludovic Puhetini
The Kimitete Kids
Angélina Mati
Pierrot Kewahana
Sound: 
Ben Russell
Camera: 
Ben Russell
Editor: 
Ben Russell

Production: 
A perte de Vue
CaSk Films
La Bête
World Sales: 
A perte de Vue
Format: 
DCP
Color

Ben Russell’s “psychedelic ethnography” refuses to orient its viewers in any specific time, place or subject matter. We are, instead, thrown into a flux of sensations, musical and dance performances, playful games and experiments. The opening citation of visual details and text from Gaughin is enough to signal the film’s intention of “decolonizing” our sensory encounter with certain people found in French Polynesia and Brittany. COLOR-BLIND is about seeing and imagining; and about remembering the past and protecting it from horrors like the French atomic tests of the 1970s. (Adrian Martin)