Un film dramatique

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Un film dramatique

Eric Baudelaire
F, 2019
Features, 114min, OmeU

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Un film dramatique

Eric Baudelaire
F, 2019
Features, 114min, OmeU

Fri
25
Oct
18:30
Urania
Cast: 
Anida Ait Abdesselam
Ambrine Belarbi
Assia Chaihab
Melinda Damis
Alyssa David
Dafa Diallo
Océane El Faqir
Sabou Fofana
Gaëtan Gichtenaere
Lina Ikhlef
Bintou Kamate
Guy-Yanis Kodjo
Ibrahima Konate
Basile Leignel
Gabriel-David Pop
Aissé Sacko
Rabyatou Saho
Mohammed Samassa
Fatimata Sarr
Manelle Zigh
Camera: 
Claire Mathon
Editor: 
Claire Mathon
Production: 
Poulet-Malassis Films
Les Films d’Ici
World Sales: 
LUX
Format: 
DCP
Color

An ideology tends to enshroud childhood – that it is a space of innocence, to be protected from politics and social concerns. There are a handful of films that have rejected this premise, considering young people as a part of society at large. These include Godard and Mièville’s FRANCE/TOUR/DÉTOUR/DEUX/ENFANTS (1977), and Michel Gondry’s THE WE AND THE I (2012). Éric Baudelaire’s new film joins this rare company. Made in collaboration with the film club students at the Dora Maar Junior High School in Saint-Denis, this project was executed over four years and, while exploratory in its form, displays remarkable coherence.
They discuss Marine Le Pen and Donald Trump, anti-immigrant sentiment, and Arab students talk about perceptions that other Parisians have about them following a terror attack. But with Baudelaire’s help, they go deeper than this. They don’t just complain about “fake news” or the unreliability of the dominant media. They actually do something about it, working out formal ideas regarding hybrid forms of documentary, fiction, and autobiography.
UN FILM DRAMATIQUE is that rare film that conveys the capacious lyricism we tend to associate with the cinema of Agnès Varda. (Michael Sicinski)

In the presence of Éric Baudelaire.

 

Éric Baudelaire: SUGAR WATER (2007), SIC (2009), THE MAKES (2010), L’ANABASE DE MAY ET FUSAKO SHIGENOBU, MASAO ADACHI ET 27 ANNÉES SANS IMAGES (2011), THE UGLY ONE (2013), LETTERS TO MAX (2014), ALSO KNOWN AS JIHADI (2017).