I Pay for Your Story (France)

I Pay for Your Story

I Pay for Your Story

  • Lech Kowalski

Synopsis

Lech Kowalski returns to Utica, where he grew up, in a multicultural district inhabited by the descendants of migrants from the European continent, into which “white proles” are also crammed. The town resembles all the other small cities on the “rustbelt” of the East American coast, whose factories were the spearhead of the American dream. On the terrace of an apartment where he has hung a luminous sign announcing I Pay for Your Story, the “revenant” offers to buy residents’ life stories from them. This style resonates like a confession of faith for the filmmaker working in this trash setting: you always must pay to have something. For the characters who parade before the camera, most of whom come from visible minorities, continue to pay for the devastating effects of ultraliberalism. Kowalski empathically observes the crushing of the American working class. At times, happenstance becomes involved, when a woman pronounces the word “hell” and the projector shuts down abruptly, plunging the decor of an old Jamaican club into darkness.

Emmanuel Chicon

Length: 86'
Country: France
Year: 2017
Language(s): English
Premiere status at VdR: World Premiere
VdR edition : 2017

Production

Odile Allard  (Revolt Cinema)

Sales Contact

Odile Allard
Revolt Cinema
kingoutlaw@noos.fr
Tel. +33182131042

Screenings

Language(s):  English
Subtitles:  French
  • Mo 24 April 2017
  • 18:30
Salle Communale

Followed by a discussion

  • Tu 25 April 2017
  • 14:00
Capitole Leone

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