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Carnets de traversée, quais ouest

In a disused departure lounge of the Autonomous Port of Le Havre, a Charleston rings out. A small group of gangly characters in 1900 style costumes flaps around before dispersing, to invade and contaminate by dance the empty spaces of the abandoned industrial port. One character, half-angel, half-devil, perched on the highest cranes, acts as a lookout. 

 The contrasted image, charcoal black and piqued, refers to the realist film and focuses on the disseminated actions of a choreography that replays images of departure and exile. The sound, devised by Jean-Jacques Palix, insists on acoustic textures, mixes a profusion of rumours, and gives this short film a rich acoustic dramatic quality.


Source : Patrick Bossatti

Carnets de traversée, quais ouest

Artistic direction / Conception : Johanne Charlebois, Harold Vasselin

Production / Coproduction of the video work : Sirius films, Arcanal, MC Le Havre, Taxidermie Participation : Ville du Havre, CG Seine-Maritime, CNC, ministère de la culture et de la communication (DMD, Drac Haute-Normandie)

Duration : 23'

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