26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
director: Anne Dastrée
original title: Aurélia
running time: 35 min.
synopsisThis film is an example of ambitious, large-scale feature productions based on dreamlike or even surreal themes, often sourced from literature (besides Aurélia, they include La femme 100 têtes based on Max Ernst or La Horla by Jean-Daniel Pollet which is an adaptation of a short story by Guy de Maupassant). For her cooperation with Sandoz, director Anne Dastrée chose a challenging text – Aurélia by French writer Gérarda de Nerval which describes author's own psychotic experience. In her adaptation, the director focused on the depiction of unusual states of consciousness and the psychology of the main protagonist portrayed by famous actor and singer Serge Reggiani.
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