Autoportrait

Direction
Year
2012
Country
  • France
  • Lebanon
Duration
46min
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“A young woman named Simone Fattal, as if to discover herself, chooses to expose herself to the eye of the camera in order to reveal (better than any miroir?) a part of herself. Simone, without acting, enters into the spirit of the game of reflection that cinema allows – deliberately choosing to bow to the imperatives of filming, accepting the evaluations that the confrontation with the lens might generate and taking the risk (not without a certain justifiable reticence) of revealing herself to the gaze of others. Simone shows herself, in all spontaneity, talking about herself, through little touches, snippets and fragments – freely allowing frankness: uncompromisingly accepting to submit to this exercise of sincerity and truth, which she imposes and demands of herself. Because Simone seems to expect, above all, a form of clarity from this “production” of her own image – the cinema thus becoming the medium, or rather the special condition for making appear (or better still, making possible) a reality which only it is able to grasp, to render visible, according to its own balance of light and shadow. That is why this film is above all a cinematic quest to see: to see emerge, through the gaze, a part of the self – the part of the self that doesn’t really belong to us, to the extent that it is true that we are all a face of humanity, even without knowing it.” (Eugénie Paultre)

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Details

  • Original title
    Autoportrait
  • Direction
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Pierre-Henri Magnin
  • Editing
    Eugénie Paultre
  • Sound
    Chilpéric de Boiscuiller
  • Duration
    46 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2012
  • Country
    • France
    • Lebanon
  • Production
      • Simone Fattal
      • France

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