Arnaud des Pallières
France | 1994 | 20 min
Language : French
A number of voices move in over images which compose a mental and physical space, creating a complex narrative. One of them speaks of chaos, others read schoolchildren’s compositions or tell the story of a mirror belonging to the Devil that has fallen to Earth. A last voice expounds Aristotle’s theory of colour. A meditation on militancy inspired by the poetic and philosophical thinking of des Pallières.
Birds, the lights of an industrial area at night, a young worker trying to get his moped started, a child’s gaze, a factory. Over these images, which compose a mental and physical space, a number of voices embark on a complex narrative. One speaks of the chaos of the world, of all the isolated voices from past and future that invade his mind. Others read schoolchildren’s compositions or tell the story of a mirror belonging to the Devil that has fallen to Earth, while the last expounds Aristotle’s theory of colour. Meanwhile, the worker wonders how sports commentators, accustomed to scrutinizing the movements of athletes, would describe the work he does. Then he sets off on his moped, just avoids having an accident, gets angry with the car driver who has cut in on him, reflects on the oppressive nature of work. In this film, des Pallières applies his poetic and philosophical intelligence to questioning the meaning of militancy in the modern world.
Luciano Barisone (Translation BMP Translations)