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 Césaire contre Aragon

Césaire contre Aragon

A Short film by Guy Deslauriers

Produced by Kreyolimages

Production year : 2019

    Synopsis

    "Whether the poem turns out well or poorly on the oil of its hinge, kiss it off, Depestre, kiss it off and let Aragon go on about it!"

    This full-frontal attack on the poet Louis Aragon expressed in a letter-poem written by Aimé Césaire to Haitian poet René Depestre in 1955 became a historic moment. It is because of it that Césaire, Depestre, Aragon—and through them, France, the West Indies, and Africa—found themselves at the heart of one of the most fertile postwar poetic controversies. It spilled out from literary circles and initiated one of the political overthrows that shook the twentieth century. But why, by way of Depestre, did Césaire react with such ferocity toward Aragon?

    Participant

    Production and distribution

    Executive Producer :

    Kreyolimages

    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producer :

    Shinsaï Deslauriers

    Screenwriter :

    Patrick Chamoiseau

    Director of Photography :

    Jacques Boumendil

    Production manager :

    Gisèle Grellet

    Sound Mixer :

    Joël Rangon

    Assistant Director :

    Cyril de Virginy

    Voice-over :

    Alain Azerot

    Sound Recordist :

    Erwan Kerzanet

    Editor :

    Laurence Henry

    Participant :

    Lucien Jean-Baptiste

    Technical details

    Short film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Themes :

    History

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2019

    Runtime :

    52 min

    Visa number :

    150.748

    Visa issue date :

    21/06/2019

    Production formats :

    HD

    Color type :

    Color and Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    16/9

    Audio format :

    Dolby SR

    Rating restrictions :

    None