Pauline Julier
Switzerland, 60 min
World premiere

At CERN, an international commission of experts closely follows the FCC (Future Circular Collider) project, the colossal and possible successor to the current particle accelerator. With precise and elegant writing, Pauline Julier provides us with an exciting document, not bereft of humour, on this scientific adventure in which the thirst for knowledge challenges human understanding. 

At CERN, an international commission of experts closely follows the FCC (Future Circular Collider) dossier, an enormous project to construct the new particle accelerator, the result of a collaboration between more than 150 institutions and partners. Pauline Julier’s film is presented like a multi-faceted mirror of this mad and beautiful adventure, with its unexpected ramifications, connecting scientific research to the most diverse questions, and thus touching on the communication strategy, territorial policy, or even financing… Although science inspires dreams, if it is to turn public and political opinion in its favour, it must know how to sell itself. Through brilliant writing, Way Beyond retraces the story of this colossal challenge, charmingly evoking an entire imaginary scientific world. While the archive images and the elegant and carefully prepared soundtrack send us back to a form of retro-futurism, the discussions between the experts gathered are feeling trivial, overly pragmatic and down-to-earth, so far away from the origin of the universe and fundamental particles. 

Javier Martín

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Duration
60 min
Year
2020
Country
Switzerland
Section
Burning Lights Competition
Premiere
World premiere
Languages
French, English
Subtitles
English, French
Production
Joëlle BertossaClose Up Films
Sales Contact
Abel DavoineSisterclub@sister-distribution.ch+41228080863

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