Florence November 28th – December 5th 2014

International documentary film festival


Istituto Francese - 4 pm - free entrance
Meeting with Dominique Auvray and Vincent Dieutre
Moderator: Bruno Roberti (film critic)

A film by Dominique Auvray (France, 2014, 60’)
Istituto Francese - 5.30 pm - with the director in-person
“Film interrupts text. It strikes to death its child, imagery. In here lies its virtue: to close. To interrupt imagination. This interruption, this closure, is what we call ‘film’. Cinema knows: it has never been able to replace text. Nevertheless, it tries to. Text only is the indefinite bearer of images – cinema knows that”. [M. Duras]
Combining archival pictures, readings, quotations, memories, and film excerpts, Dominique Auvray guides us through a journey for the discovery of Marguerite Duras’s cinema. We will see the work of Dominique’s beloved Marguerite “through her eyes and her films.”

A film by Marguerite Duras (France, 1977, 76’)
Istituto Francese - 7 pm - with the Dominque Avray (film editor) in-person
Le Camion represented France at the Cannes Film Festival and challenged the boundaries of film. “I describe what the film could have been if it had been filmed”, said Duras. Ingredients were a novelist, Marguerite Duras, an actor, Gérard Depardieu, a desk, and a film script. The plot was about a middle-aged woman who carries a suitcase and hitchhikes. A truck driver gives her a lift. She begins to talk.

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