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Constrain

Description

A character recounts the police repression in France, the place he holds in society and his efforts to escape it, crossing fiction testimony and analytical discourse. He appears throughout the film in multiple situations, struggling alone against invisible forces. 

All of this fictional character's movements were digitally captured by dancers reinterpreting scenes of police assaults. Those movements are edifying a portrait with multiple faces, whose suffering is the sum of all the violence perpetrated by the French state and its police.

Constrain confronts these sequences with the notion of "theatre of operation", a military term used to think about war while keeping it circumscribed to a territory. Bodies like space fall apart under the action of aggressors who do not appear in the image.

Director's filmography: Ange (2019)

Details

  • Directors Galdric Fleury, Antoine Fontaine
  • Country France
  • Year 2020
  • Duration 11 min
  • Scottish Premiere

Programmes

All Light, Everywhere (N/C 12+)

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