Chronicles, 2006

Experimental fiction – 35mm film – color / black and white – 30 min
Production : Groupe de recherches et d’essais cinématographiques
Co-production : Le Fresnoy-Studio national des arts contemporains

 

 

BEST SCRIPT AWARD – BEAUMARCHAIS FOUNDATION – PARIS – FRANCE – 2004
BEST FILM AWARD (SPECIAL MENTION) – BELFORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – FRANCE – 2006
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD –  LES ÉCRANS DOCUMENTAIRES – ARCEUIL – FRANCE – 2006


A filmic essay/poem blending fictional images and archival footage from the Pathé and Gaumont collections from the early XXth century. Based on two figures/characters and paced by their interior monologues, Chroniques explores the mythologies of exile and exodus.

From the grain of stock footage to the pixel of digital image, this film peruses the history of Europe the way we peruse a family photo album: between personal account and fictionalization.