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of filmmakers, technicians, residents and film historians. Film Flamme is an alternative form of resistance to the institutional model of cinema. It is a production, projection and restoration site that promotes filmmaking as an art of the margins and boundaries. The films belong to the present or emerge from the past and sketch possible contours of a political cinema of tomorrow.
The Other Morning
Jean-François Neplaz, Elisa Zurlo
FR 2006 12 min | 16mm | French
A hiker walks through the winter landscapes of the Asiago area and tells of the experiences, landscapes and people of the writer Mario Rigoni Stern.
FR 2007 18 min | 35mm | silent
France, a slum of Lyon, 2007. Bodies, faces, looks, places of life, of humanity. Romanians and Sinti-Roma, forgotten by society, without papers, without rights. The camera is not a judge, it establishes an instinctive relationship of consent in the simplicity of the first contact. There are no victims and no cause to defend. The splendour of the images allows the manifestation of happiness to blossom, even if the rest regurgitates the desiccated language of miserabilism. Eloquence of the silent film.
Aaron Nikolaus Sievers
FR 2013 11 min | Super16
The Monument to the Third International by Vladimir Tatline was never realised. The
architecture was supposed to show a double spiral expressing the dialectical movement of thought. In the former workers’ housing estate of l’Abeille, in La Ciotat, Livario, a shipyard worker, is also planning to build a monument to the workers.
La parole perdue
The Lost Word
FR 1969 9 min | Super16
The film was made in memory of the Bizerte massacre of July 1961 and all the colonial wars. Two voices alternate, one male, the other female. The woman seems to be urging the man to say something that is close to his heart and oppressing him. As for him, he utters words without any follow-up, the whole of which ends up signifying his rejection of war and its horrors. The video features expressionist style drawings evoking the sinister nature of weapons, as well as fleeting images of real crowds – both military and civilian.
FR 2013 | 2 min | HD | Premiere
We are somewhere between Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso, in Burkina Faso, a few months before the popular uprising of 2014. And for the traveller looking out over the arid landscape, Thomas Sankara is not dead.
Frédérique Lagny | FR 2012 | 5 min | HD | Premiere
Marseilles soap, tins of ”Vache qui rit”, Duralex glasses, and so on. In the shop of Aziz,
a small grocer on the outskirts of Bobo-Dioulasso in Burkina Faso, neo-colonisation takes on the name of all the consumer products he sells. Not far away, at the ”cybercafé”, teenagers addicted to video games transgress their daily lives by dreaming themselves stronger, conquering space and freedom.
FR 1964 | Premiere 10 min | 16 mm | silent
This reel, found in 2018, has just been digitised at the Cinematheque in Cagliari (Sardinia). The first draft of a film shot in Cuba on the sidelines of an official speech.
”Slowly, the memories come back to me. It’s a nice souvenir of a trip, started in Santiago de Cuba during the carnival and Castro’s big speech on 26 July 1964. It would make a nice propaganda film, but it’s not a propaganda film.” – Bruno Muel
Ouahib Mortada, Lo Thivolle
FR/MA 2020 45 min | DV | French
In Morocco in 2001, in the province of Jerada, the mines were condemned. On May Day, there were no more celebrations or carnivals. In the town centre, motorists in crisis are fighting for their cans of petrol at the Shell pump. On the outskirts of the douars, the miners follow the same paths as in the past, having become illegal immigrants on their own land. Today, the youngest are twelve years old, and they tell us about their shattered destiny in the funny, serious way of the people of this country.
L’abeille de Déméter (Une comédie antique)
FR 2014 56 min | French | Super16, Super8
As part of a group project run by FilmFlamme at the Cité des Abeilles in La Ciotat, the filmmaker conjures up the myth of Demeter. An epic film, in every sense of the word. The film also reveals its construction, until the border between myth and reality is no longer so distinct…
Disconsolate, Demeter wanders in search of her daughter Persephone. Eternal Olympian gods feast and bathe, Persephone is constantly kidnapped and the young girls flee. Zeus builds the connections of time. At each crossroads, new directions emerge and human beings meet. Cinema is a player in time, and we are caught up in the magic of light magnified by 16mm film.