by Alain MAZARS
1982 / 16mm / color-b&w / sound / 1S / 31' 00

This film comes out of Man's fascination for the immortality of stone, described by Roger Caillois in his book The Writing of StonesTHE WRITING OF STONES. A cult of stone has existed for ages in Asian countries such as China and Japan. Moving from the mountain to the sea, the film unfolds as an incantatory dream with its theme as follows:
In China, on a mountain in Sichuan, they say that there once existed a stone that had children. Notwithstanding their difference in age and the distance that might separate them, those who dream of the same stone are in perpetual contact. Fascinated by the same stone, their thoughts, their gestures, their desires end up mixing together. One day, they will be reunited in a garden called "the garden of the ages". This garden is described as the meeting in the same place and at the same moment of the four seasons of life: the spring of birth, the summer of childhood, the autumn of adulthood and the winter of old age. This garden is at once inside and outside, like a big house which itself has a garden.


distribution format Digital file on USB stick (FHD)
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound sound
rental fee 120,00 €