In Motherland or Death you don't add to the uncritical fascination with the Island of Freedom but you don't talk to dissidents either. You avoid siding with any of these typical images of contemporary Cuba. The film is rather a portrait of decay and rupture... An interview with Vitaly Mansky on Russian documentary world by Hana Rezkova (IDF).
YDESSA, THE BEARS AND ETC. // YDESSA, LES OURS et ETC... (Orig.)
2004 / France / 44 min
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In two huge rooms, discover hundreds of old photographs: children in their Sunday best, families gathered, groups of friends, athletes or colleagues, etc., and discover that in each picture we also see a teddy bear… How and why did Ydessa, a Canadian woman born of German Jewish parents, collect these photographs along with a few reassuring bears typical of the era? A closer look reveals a certain amount of anxiety. In fact, the filmed visit of this collection, exhibited in Munich, is full of surprises.
|Dir. of Photography||Markus Seitz, John Holosko, Claire Duguet, Rick Kearney|
|Editing||Agnès Varda, assisté de Jean-Baptiste Morin|
|Music||Didier Lockwood et Isabelle Olivier (Océan)|
|Sound||Jens-Christian Börner, Rob Fletcher, Jason Milligan|