Toshihiro Nobori

Subtile issue - Film - 18min - 2021

présenté dans le cadre de l'exposition Panorama 23


How does one handle and affirm uncertainty when the dispersion of the image and the decisive being force upon us the realisation that we are too weak to resist? For we consider as hazy or strange beings or situations that do not clearly express their existence, which are consequently condemned to exclusion from society. This means that studying uncertainty is very important, not only in cinema, but also in the current situation, for the affirmation of its power could make it possible to transform the system of oppressive majority perception and allow us to live freely, without being defined by others and with no need to be useful and making allowances. Is isolation in a manor the only solution offered to Michel, the protagonist struggling against a physical and spiritual fragility? His wife, Katia, from whom he is separated, still pays him regular visits, even so, but that does not seem to overcome the lack of communication and expression of feelings that has long come between them. They try to be honest and to understand each other but are lost and uncertain. With spring about to come, can it traverse the protagonists whose situation is not improving? How can one find a subtle way out? Does it come naturally, or do you have to grasp it?

Toshihiro Nobori

Born in 1990 in Japan, he made his first short films while studying philosophy at university. In 2020 he entered Le Fresnoy - Studio national where he continued his cinematographic research on the uncertain image and haptics, based on the theories of Gilles Deleuze.


Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing — Domaine de l'Ingelshof — Acte Académie