De Maya Werneck Da-Rin, film 2011
Version française is a fictional short that comes from my personal experience of arriving in a foreign country and the contact with a new language. The film touches on the limits of the translation of our experience and perceptions when we communicate in a foreign language. All language conveys a particular experience, a way of inhabiting and perceiving the world. Attempting to communicate in a foreign language is a way of exploring a new territory, of fitting in to another landscape. When one speaks a new language, two particular experiences of the world are confronted. But this confrontation, which comes from the meeting of differences, also makes the building of a common territory and the creation of shared images possible. A word conjures up images. It projects us into the world.
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