Sans adieu

No Farewells
Christophe Agou
FRA 2017
99 min

The late French photographer turned filmmaker Christophe Agou’s posthumously completed documentary about France’s rural poor.
Intimate, empathetic but admittedly episodic at times – with some jarring editing decisions and an excessive use of fade-to-black – SANS ADIEU– thrives because Agou didn’t simply drench his subjects in misery. He also managed to tease out the vibrant, steel-willed and surprisingly droll personalities of these poor, forgotten souls struggling to make ends meet. While a considerably low-fi affair – the visual texture reflects how most of the footage was shot in the early 2000’s – the film’s thematic similarities with raymond depardon’s PROFILS PAYSANS TRIPTYH might still be interesting. (Clarence Tsui)

On October 28th in presence of Stuart A. Staples (Composer).

  • Christophe Agou
  • Christophe Agou
  • Virgine Danglades
  • Stuart A. Staples
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