A Taste Of Film Debuts From Fid Marseille
Since the French film festival FID Marseille is nearing, we have prepared, in cooperation with its organizers, a selection of the most original film debuts by contemporary documentary filmmakers.
Directors Rania Rafei and Raed Rafei in their film 74, la reconstitution d'une lutte show events that took place in 2011: in the midst of the Arab Spring, Rania and Raed Rafei decide to step back and reconsider today’s situation in the light of that period which was pregnant with hope, but also a prelude to civil war. In his film Crazy Quilt, director Lebrun follows two young girls who write to each other. Fifty years later, they still write to each other.
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Films for the event
El Jurado (Orig.) / 2012 / Spain / 63 min
The truth is nothing but a group of pixels, the result of a digital zoom on blurred faces. The camera filming the members of a people's jury present at a murder trial is as lost as they are in a labyrinth of evidence, images, and witnesses, incapable of filming anything but its own disintegration.
Crazy Quilt (Orig.) / 2011 / France / 51 min
Seated on a podium in a cinema as if for a typical Q&A after a screening, Françoise Lebrun, actress here behind the camera (but in front of it too), begins by the end and politely warns her interlocutor: it will be a question of a work in the style of a quilt, of a crazy quilt.
Aquel cuyo rostro no irradie luz (Orig.) / 2011 / Canada, Mexico / 40 min
For her first film, Andrea Bussmann has chosen to film the filming of a fiction film. But it is unequivocally in no way a making of but rather a gallery of portraits of old people, residents of Mexico gathered together for the occasion in a run-down bar in the capital. None of them are actors, and do not pretend to be...
Song Song (Orig.) / France / 41 min
Song Song is the story of a composer in search of inspiration. Surrounded by an orchestraʼs worth of instruments that lay silent at his feet, Alain struggles to find his muse, though the appearance of a young woman may prove to be inspiration enough. Delicately attuned to the sometimes fruitful, often fraught artistic process.
Demande À Ton Ombre (Orig.) / 2012 / Algeria / 82 min
In ASK YOUR SHADOW, the camera does more than film; it documents a diary of one’s homecoming. The film starts on 6 January 2011 when Algeria witnesses riots. After nine years, when the director Lamine Ammar Khodja returns to Algeria, he is forced to address his place and role in the country. As the train starts to move, his existential questions mix with the country’s political events that blow up in the region.