Le Paysage pour témoin (rencontre avec Georges-Arthur Goldschmidt)
The Landscape as Witness (Meeting Georges-Arthur Goldschmidt)
A foundation called me and proposed to make a film about Georges-Arthur Goldschmidt, whom I didn’t know as an author, just some of his work as a translator. I then read his books, “Le Recours” and “Le Poing dans la bouche”, which touched me deeply. These are almost twin-like books about his experience of war, physical cruelty, forgiveness through the French language, and his rediscovering the German language and its literature.
LE PAYSAGE POUR TÉMOIN is the title of a chapter in “Recours”, but there is also an excerpt of “Poing dans la bouche” that I would like to quote: “But the scenery, the outdoors, was better than literature; the gaze on the enormous valley would encompass all at once all these mountains, the entire town surrounded by a series of seemingly endless hills stretched out to the bluish horizon in the distance. It was so big that no words would do it justice, and much less describe the emotions that one felt.” (Pierre Creton)
In the presence of Pierre Creton and Vincent Barré.
With LES VRILLES DE LA VIGNES and LE VOYAGE À VÉZELAY.
- Pierre Creton
- Georges-Arthur Goldschmidt
- Lucienne Goldschmidt