Cécile FONTAINE


Nationality: French

Born in 1957 in south of France, grew up in a French oversea « departement » named Île de la Réunion in the Indian Ocean ; studied art both in France (1975-1979) and in Boston (1980-1986) where she started making films in 1982 after taking an evening film class at Massachussetts College of Art then registering full time at School of Museum of Fine Arts, majoring cinema. Returned in France in 1986 and lives since then in Paris, teaching art fulltime in a primary school and making films.

« Cécile Fontaine works with what can be called margins, the excluded parts of cinema,, revindicating scratching, soaking, de-collage and so filmmaking passes as a primarily plastic activity, with almost no material resources, renewing at once with the first major steps of the Dadaists in their collage –principally in the works of Schwitters and especially the collage of Hannah Höch executed with a kitchen knife and the work of recycling or how to make art without having the air to have touched it. »
– Yann Beauvais

58 MOVIES IN DISTRIBUTION

THROUGH THE LENS
2012-2019 / HD / color / silent / single screen / 13' 00 / 54 €
distribution: Digital file on server
VIBRATIONS
2015-2017 / HDV / color / sound / single screen / 18' 36 / 74 €
distribution: Digital file on server
PERSPECTIVES VÉNITIENNES
2016 / HDV / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 9' 09 / 28 €
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COLORED STRIP PART ONE
2014-2015 / Video / color / silent / single screen / 9' 25 / 30 €
distribution: Digital file on server
COLORED STRIP PART TWO
2014-2015 / Video / color / silent / single screen / 6' 41 / 27 €
distribution: Digital file on server
CHASSÉS CROISÉS (VERSION SOMBRE)
2014 / Video / tinted b&w / sound / single screen / 2' 49 / 21 €
distribution: Digital file on server
CHASSÉS CROISÉS (VERSION VERTE)
2014 / Video / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 2' 51 / 21 €
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YANN
2014 / Video / color / silent / single screen / 4' 34 / 22 €
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AMSTERDAM BIKES
2011-2013 / Mini DV / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 9' 19 / 32 €
distribution: Digital file on server
STAR LIGHT N°2
2012 / Video / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 5' 55 / 22 €
distribution: Digital file on server
STAR LIGHT N°3
2012 / Video / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 5' 55 / 22 €
distribution: Digital file on server
STAR LIGHT N°4
2012 / Video / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 5' 55 / 22 €
distribution: Digital file on server
STAR LIGHT N°5
2012 / Video / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 5' 55 / 22 €
distribution: Digital file on server
STAR LIGHT N°5 BIS
2012 / Video / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 5' 55 / 22 €
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CHINA GIRL
2010 / Video / color / silent / single screen / 6' 03 / 22 €
distribution: Digital file on server
IN THE FIELD
2010 / Mini DV & Video / color / sound / single screen / 6' 58 / 24 €
distribution: Digital file on server
WATER FALL
2010 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 12' 09 / 39 €
distribution: Digital file on server
CHUTES
2009 / Video / color / sound / single screen / 11' 52 / 39 €
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REEL
2009 / Video / color / sound / single screen / 17' 26 / 55 €
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REMEMBRANCES
2009 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 14' 15 / 45 €
distribution: Digital file on server
HOLY WOODS
2008 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 8' 00 / 26 €
distribution: 16mm
CROSS WORLDS
2006 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 15' 00 / 48 €
distribution: 16mm
SPACED ODDITTIES
2004 / 16mm / b&w / sound / single screen / 5' 45 / 23 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server
BOY'S BEST FRIEND
2002 / 16mm / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 12' 07 / 46 €
distribution: 16mm
THE LAST LOST SHOT
1999 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 7' 00 / 32 €
distribution: 16mm
SILVER RUSH
1998 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 8' 00 / 26 €
distribution: 16mm
LION LIGHT
1996 / 16mm / b&w / silent / single screen / 2' 30 / 22 €
distribution: 16mm
SAFARI LAND
1996 / 16mm / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 10' 00 / 33 €
distribution: 16mm
LA PÊCHE MIRACULEUSE
1995 / 16mm / color / silent / single screen / 10' 00 / 33 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server
SUNDAY
1993 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 9' 00 / 29 €
distribution: 16mm
ABSTRACT FILM EN COULEURS
1991 / Super 8mm / color / silent / single screen / 3' 17 / 23 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server
CHARLOTTE
1991 / Super 8mm / color / silent / single screen / 2' 50 / 23 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server
FIRE
1991 / Super 8mm / color / silent / single screen / 3' 20 / 26 €
distribution: Digital file on server
JAPON SERIES
1991 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 6' 44 / 25 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server
HISTOIRES PARALLÈLLES
1990 / 16mm / color / silent / single screen / 11' 00 / 36 €
distribution: 16mm
CRUISES
1989 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 7' 50 / 33 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server
STORIES
1989 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 6' 42 / 25 €
distribution: 16mm
ALMABA
1988 / 16mm / color / silent / single screen / 4' 50 / 25 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server
PARIS, LE 7 JANVIER 1988
1988 / Super 8mm / color / silent / single screen / 7' 32 / 23 €
distribution: Digital file on server or Super 8mm
SANS TITRE : MAI 1988
1988 / 16mm / color / silent / single screen / 5' 00 / 22 €
distribution: 16mm
L'IRRÉVERSIBLE CHAPÎTRE III D'UN ROMAN 3 DIMENSIONNEL
1987 / Super 8mm / color / silent / single screen / 11' 15 / 43 €
distribution: Digital file on server or Super 8mm
MOSAÏC
1987 / Super 8mm / color / silent / single screen / 3' 00 / 24 €
distribution: Digital file on server
LE CALVAIRE
1986 / Super 8mm / color / silent / single screen / 3' 00 / 24 €
distribution: Digital file on server
LE DÉJEUNER SUR L'HERBE - Pique-nique
1986 / Super 8mm / color / silent / single screen / 0' 57 / 19 €
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HOME MOVIE
1986 / 16mm / color / silent / single screen / 5' 00 / 22 €
distribution: 16mm
LIGHT
1986 / Super 8mm / color / silent / single screen / 3' 18 / 23 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server
SÉLECTION DE COURTS FILMS SUPER 8
1986 / Super 8mm / color / silent / single screen / 21' 00 / 85 €
distribution: Super 8mm
2 MADE FOR TV FILMS
1984 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 5' 00 / 22 €
distribution: 16mm
3 SHORTS
1984 / Super 8mm / color / silent / single screen / 5' 24 / 25 €
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LA CHAMBRE VERTE
1984 / Super 8mm / color-b&w / silent / single screen / 4' 23 / 22 €
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CORRESPONDANCE
1984 / 16mm / color / silent / single screen / 3' 00 / 20 €
distribution: 16mm
LA FISSURE
1984 / 16mm / color / silent / single screen / 2' 00 / 22 €
distribution: 16mm
GOLF-ENTRETIEN
1984 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 3' 00 / 23 €
distribution: 16mm
OVEREATING
1984 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 3' 00 / 23 €
distribution: 16mm
A COLOR MOVIE
1983 / Super 8mm / color / silent / single screen / 4' 44 / 22 €
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MOUVEMENT N°2
1983 / Super 8mm / color / silent / single screen / 1' 35 / 19 €
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SELF-PORTRAIT N°1 - Toilette
1982 / Super 8mm / color / silent / single screen / 3' 00 / 23 €
distribution: Digital file on server or Super 8mm
SELF-PORTRAIT N°2 - Réveil
1982 / Super 8mm / color-b&w / silent / single screen / 3' 20 / 26 €
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