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The Encounter

The Encounter

A Feature film by Alain Cavalier

Produced by Les Films de l'Astrophore

Release in France : 02/10/1996

    Synopsis

    A filmmaker meets a woman. From time to time, with his video camera, he films snippets of their life. He gradually comes to the realization that he is not simply capturing memories but making a movie. He asks his partner for permission to continue... After a year of shooting, 75 minutes of edited video is ready. He finds himself a good TV screen and films the images with a 35 mm camera. However things are more complicated than they seem : only simplicity of form in video gives powerful cinematic images...

    Participant

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films de l'Astrophore

    French distribution :

    Celluloid Dreams

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Celluloid Dreams, Pyramide International

    Subject

    "This, Alain Cavalier's eleventh feature, is a real gem. Don't go see it. It's not for you. It' s for me. What I mean is : it's a film which strikes up such a singular and personal relationship with each individual viewer, that's it's almost incongrous to speak of exchange views with anyone except perhaps the person you love.(...)"
    (Jean-Michel Frodon - Le Monde)

    Full credits (8)

    Assistant director :

    Florence Malraux

    Screenwriter :

    Alain Cavalier

    Sound Recordist :

    Alain Cavalier

    Sound Mixer :

    Florent Lavallée

    Producer :

    Françoise Widhoff

    Director of Photography :

    Alain Cavalier

    Editor :

    Alain Cavalier

    Participant :

    Alain Cavalier

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Experimental

    Themes :

    Love

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1996

    French release :

    02/10/1996

    Runtime :

    1 h 15 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    90.680

    Visa issue date :

    21/10/1996

    Approval :

    No

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.66

    Audio format :

    Mono