Salam Godzilla (Switzerland)
5 13 April 2019

Salam Godzilla

Salam Godzilla

  • Gilles Aubry

Synopsis

When the terrible 1960 earthquake hit Agadir, the local cinema Salam was showing Ishiro Honda and Terry O. Morse’s Godzilla, King of Monsters! Weirdly enough, it was also one of the few buildings to survive the tragedy. Many years later, Gilles Aubry visits the place trying to understand how the memory of the seismic event has survived and is transmitted to the new generations. Shot inside the cinema and in the surroundings of Agadir, the film is driven by an abstract soundtrack recorded on location. Audio samplings and excerpts of Godzilla are interweaved with extracts of a local poem interpreted by Ali Faiq, a singer from Agadir. Traces of dinosaur footprints found on a nearby beach add further layers of complexity and compose a puzzling mosaic of heteroclite elements. Without trying to force the different pieces of his film in one single frame, the filmmaker challenges the viewer to create his own way through the labyrinth he so brilliantly conjures. His sensorial approach suggests that there might be more to a cinema that served an earthquake than meets the eye. 
 
Giona A. Nazzaro
Length: 41'
Country: Switzerland
Year: 2019
Language(s): French, Berber
Premiere status at VdR: World Premiere
VdR edition : 2019

Production

Gilles Aubry

Sales Contact

Aubry Gilles
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Screenings

Language(s):  French, Berber
Subtitles:  English, French
  • Sunday 7 April
  • 17:45
Colombière

Followed by a discussion

  • Monday 8 April
  • 12:00
Capitole Fellini

COMPLET | SOLD OUT

  • Thursday 11 April
  • 15:45
Capitole Fellini

Entrée libre, réservation obligatoire. | Free admission, ticket booking mandatory