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Foyer

A Short film by Ismaïl Bahri

Produced by Spectre Productions

Production year : 2016

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Production and distribution

Associate production company :

Spectre Productions

Synopsis

At first, Foyer seems to be a projection without film, where the only thing visible is a palpitating white screen. Voices accompany this white emptiness. They are spoken by people who approach the cameraman at work on the film, questioning him about what he is doing. In turn, an amateur photographer, a curious passerby, a policeman and a group of young men all approach the man filming. As the situation develops, the discussions reveal to the spectators the principles of a film experience in progress, of the film they are actually watching. The film experience intrigues people, it interrogates and ultimately transforms the camera into a foyer (in the sense of a hearth), around which people gather, to speak, discuss and listen. At first centered on the camera, these conversations quickly reveal singular points of view, which trace the forms of a particular social and political landscape. They offer a glimpse of the context in which a tentative work experience is unfolding, searching for its way in the agitated world.

Full credits (3)

Executive Producer :

Olivier Marboeuf

Sound Mixer :

Thierry Bertomeu

Associate Producer :

Cédric Walter

Technical details

Short film

Genres :

Experimental

Production language :

Arabic

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Production year :

2016