24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
This updating of the sixth part of In Search of Lost Time explores the current identity of Proust’s book. Through a staged docu-fictions with elements of performance art, the filmmaker strips the text, quoted by an employee of a fire station, of its period references, thus giving it new attributes. Since 1993, Véronique Aubouy has been filming people reading various parts of Proust’s masterpiece of literature. The planned date of completion for her monumental project, which sees the protagonist as an object in a cinematic landscape and the book as a signpost of various interpretations, is in 2050.
"Since my discovery of Proust’s Recherche I'm convinced that this book is an expression of the Here and now. When I met Jean, fireman, nurse anaesthetist who had read la Recherche during his night guards, the film was there, here and now." V. Aubouy
French director Véronique Aubouy (1961), whose films are strongly influenced by music and literature, has created numerous documentary portraits of leading artists. Her first fiction film, My Name Is Annemarie Schwarzenbach, premiered in 2015. She and wrote Mathieu Riboulet wrote a book about the project Proust lu titled À la lecture.
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|cast:||Jean Houtin, Lyna Koudry, Salomé Chollet, Isolde Faria|
|producer:||Nathalie Trafford, Vladimir Léon|
|music:||François Marcelly-Fernandez, Lam Son N'Guyen, Rudolph DiP|
|sound:||Rosalie Revoyre, Jérémie Halbert, Suzanne Durand, Florent Lavallée|