VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Sans adieu

V' 17

Sans adieu

No Farewells

Christophe Agou
F, 2017
Documentaries, 99min, OmeU

© Viennale © Viennale © Viennale

Sans adieu

Christophe Agou
F, 2017
Documentaries, 99min, OmeU

Screenplay: 
Christophe Agou
Camera: 
Christophe Agou
Editor: 
Virgine Danglades
Composer: 
Stuart A. Staples

Production: 
Les Enragés
World Sales: 
New Story
Format: 
DCP
Color

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).