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La rivière Tanier

image de l'oeuvre La rivière Tanier de  June Balthazard June Balthazard

De June Balthazard film 2017, 17min


My grandmother is a mystery. Since she lost her memory, simply evoking this makes bodies stiffen. What does Marie Lourdes hide from us in her heavy silence? Suddenly, tongues start wagging. Talking about her, her family conjure up the past, exorcising suffering through laughter, vital laughter.

This animated documentary starts from a black spot, a family secret. With an approach similar to engraving, it borrows the archaeology of the gesture, which consists of digging, of revealing. This exploration is that of earthworms, deep within the oceans that harbour Creole identity. It is also the tale, like they exist in every family, of life and disappearance.

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  • Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication - DRAC Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
  • Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing

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