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L’oiseau sans pattes

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VALÉRIANNE POIDEVIN

2011, CH-FR, 65′

 

Festivals

World premiere at Cinéma du Réel International documentary film festival, Paris

Visions du réel, Nyon
Journées de Soleure
 

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http://sciapode.net

Crédits

Sound and Image
Valérianne Poidevin
Editing
Juliette Kempf
Sound design and mix
Philippe Ciompi
Color grading
Robin Erard
Studio Mix
Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing
Color grading studio
Grading Room, La Chaux-de-Fonds
Kinescope
Technicolor, Rome
Production manager
Elodie Brunner

Production
Box Productions
Sciapode

In coproduction with
RTS
Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains

Distribution
Switzerland
Outside the Box

Broadcast
RTS

Biographie

A road journey through a series of landscapes. A pair of Ray Bans and cowboy boots.
Jean-Yves Durand is my uncle. I’m going along with him on one of his trips. He is a truck driver. He wanted to become an actor.

“L’oiseau sans pattes” is about the problems of doing a job you don’t like and which stops you committing fully to your personal passions. How do you reconcile a punishing job with deep-rooted aspirations to work in literature or film?
With this film I want to pay tribute to my uncle, a sensitive and unusual character who has enabled me to get a clearer perspective on the contemporary world. I go to meet him; we play with the conventions of the road-movie then go over the very first piece he performed at the Cours Simon. With this film he reconnects with the role of actor that he always wanted to play.