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5th DMZ Docs(2013)

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Un Conte de Michel de Montaigne

Jean-Marie STRAUB

  • France, Switzerland
  • 2012
  • 35min
  • DCP
  • color

Synopsis

A voice reading lines from Essais by Michel de MONTAIGNE is heard. On the screen, a statue of Michel de MONTAIGNE appears and the owner of the voice is disclosed, a middle-aged woman. The narration continues without a halt except when short blackouts appear on the screen and at last one chapter of Essais, short but heavy, is finished. With it, the film also ends. The documentary reads us Michel de MONTAIGNE’s thoughts on the moment of ‘death’ that every human being can experience only once in one’s lifetime, written in his short essay called ‘practice.’ While MONTAIGNE compares the sweetness he felt when he got closer to the moment of death with paradoxical unpleasantness and pain he felt when he revived from the moment of death, the thing he most emphasizes on is the closest objects of reason, sense of body and oneself. Jean Marie STRAUB seems to ruminate over ‘life as art’ overcoming the limit of modern reason from what MONTAIGNE once said that living means ‘art.’ Furthermore, the film looks like a one-off attempt, desperately but calmly, to rediscover a human being as a ‘being within the world’ signified by concrete living experience and practice not as an abstract human being living outside the body. (PARK Bu-sik)

Review

Director

  • Jean-Marie STRAUB

    Jean-Marie STRAUB was born in Metz, France. His films with Danièle HUILLET include Machorka-Muff, The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach, and Sicilia!. A number of STRAUB’s short films have screened at the Festivals, including Le Genou d’Artémide and Un Conte de Michel de Montaigne. Un Conte de Michel de Montaigne (2012) La madre (2012) Schakale und Araber (2011) Un héritier (2010) L’inconsolable (2010)​ 

Credit

  • Cinematography Christohpe CLAVERT
  • Editor Christohpe CLAVERT
  • Sound Jérôme AYASSE

PRODUCTION COMPANY & WORLD SALES

PRODUCTION COMPANY & WORLD SALES   Belva Film GmbH

Tel  41 79 753 38 09

E-mail  straubhuillet@bluewin.ch​