VA, REGARDE - 1

by Philippe COTE
2008 / Super 8mm / color-b&w / sound / 1S / 20' 30

... I head to Thailand and then to northern Lao (Luang Prabang then hopefully further north), then certainly to Cambodia. At the source of this journey, there is a longing for a renewal of my cinema, for the search of new lights, of new areas, of new relations...
I started it with my film "L'Angle du monde", shot on the islands dear to Jean Epstein, others will follow... Let's say toward a cinema closer to the poetical documentary : to be there and to watch, to register the duration, not trying to force things that present themselves. I go there dreaming of the images of Peter Hutton (Images of Asian Music) and of André Sauvage (iconoclastic documentary filmmaker, who managed in the 30's to film these countries with much love and humanity)... How to account for a reality which is not one's own but was shared for a moment, to relate to this point of contact between a personal reality (let's say on a level of intimacy) and this otherness present in front of oneself (the space pertaining to others)...
Philippe Cote, May 2006, before leaving for Laos.
(trad. A. de Faramond)

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screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
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screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
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