Screening: Fort Intérieur / Histoire(s) du carnet…

Festival dei Popoli - Fort Interieur

Related to me – Body, memory, Identity

For the third consecutive year the Festival dei Popoli is happy to accept the invitation of the Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina to establish a connection between the topics of their exhibitions and some premieres of auteur documentaries. This year the invitation poses a very fascinating cultural challenge.

 

Thursday, November 15th

Istituto Francese di Firenze, Piazza Ognissanti, 2

 

6:30 pm

Fort Intérieur
by Chris Pellerin (France, 2012, 43’, o.v. eng. sub.)

Three women in prison, whose faces cannot be filmed, take part in a course on self-portrait which pushes them to the extremes of introspection. A wound becomes a sign on paper, an image of the self is transformed into a figure with an uncertain outline, memories flow on the tip of a brush. The film works its way through the prison bars with empathy and discretion to fearlessly get to open others that are much deeper.

 

7:30 pm

Histoire(s) du carnet anthropométrique
by Raphael Pillosio (France, 2012, 68’, o.v. eng. sub.)

It is well known that those who move end up being blurry in pictures, so it is necessary to establish fixed criteria and indisputable parameters to have a collective, clear and definite portrait. The portrait was seen as the foundation of an identity and as the pillar of an “interior visa” which in 1912 was applied by a French law to the “Gens du Voyage”, i.e. the nomads traveling through France. This film reunites these portraits with the faces and stories of their relatives. A story of power, representation and discovery.

 

Find out the screenings’ programme Friday and Saturday

 

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The exhibition Francis Bacon and the Existential Condition in Contemporary Art, co-curated by Franziska Nori and Barbara Dawson, open until 27th January 2013, focuses on an author who was capable of grasping the deepest anxieties of our time and to represent them in an artistic way. We have decided to follow the traces of this encounter. We have not looked for “Baconian” works, least of all for films about Francis Bacon or any other artist who draws inspiration from him. Instead, we have looked for works which, from different points of view, seem capable of stimulating spectators to reflect upon the complex and intricate relationship between the forms of memory (re)construction, the forms of representation of the body and the “defiguration” of identity. Body, memory and identity are thus the three dimensions which each film presented in this section contains and deals with in original and unconventional ways. We have decided to select new works, which are on the borderline of the documentary genre and which impress the audience with images and plots full of questions and passions. Most works are by young artists, with the addition of an intimate, personal film by the internationally acclaimed director Vincent Dieutre. These are not simple and accommodating films, but journeys that lead us to discover unreconciled people, who resist the many powers which try to turn identities, bodies and memories into areas to be conquered and tamed.

 

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