© Christophe Guérin


© Christophe Guérin

HERITAGE

by Christophe GUÉRIN
2019 / 2K / color / sound / 1S / 15' 54

When I emptied my mother's apartment after her death, I recuperated several boxes of family photographs. Some of them, very old, dated from the time of my maternal grandmother, and I recognized in them my mother as a child, then an adolescent, a young girl... my mother as I had never known her. I passed many hours looking at these images, scrutinizing the faces, speculating on the circumstances of these moments that took place before my birth. And then I began to make a kind of dialectical film, where « the Former meets the Now », in the words of Walter Benjamin.
« With regard to many of these photographs, it was History which separated me from them. Is History not simply that time when we were not born? » Roland Barthes (Camera Lucida)

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distribution format Digital file on USB stick (2K)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound sound
rental fee 61,00 €

distribution format DCP on server (SMPTE 2K)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound sound
rental fee 61,00 €