24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The Dog's Eye
director: Laure Portier
original title: Dans l'œil du chien
running time: 37 min.
synopsisA grandmother, a granddaughter and a dog. A path leading up to dying. Several timeless moments from the life of a sick woman enriched by the presence of a filmmaker granddaughter who captures the transient quality of life events and the gentleness of giving farewells through film. Behind closed doors, simple conversations, routine actions (a dinner) and handing over of experience (gutting the pig’s head) unwind. The acuteness of fleeting moments is augmented by the dog’s view. The projection of final moments in life captured by the eyes of the camera that of a devoted pet. An intimate balance of losses in one’s life laid out on a ground plan of a family tri-portrait.
biographyLaure Portier (1983) studied literature in Toulouse and later started the INSAS film school in Brussels. She works as camera assistant on fiction films. The Dog's Eye is her first medium-length film.
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|producer:||Gaëlle Jones, Julien Sigalas|
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