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elles s'élèvent, ces forteresses éponges

World Premiere

elles s’élèvent, ces forteresses éponges

Guillaume Vallée

Canada | 2022 | 7 min
Without dialogue |
Subtitles: French
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Experimental filmmaker Guillaume Vallée explores and interrogates the partially erased sensory memory of his adolescent years in this cameraless animated short created using a 35mm trailer for Céline Sciammas feature film Water Lilies (Naissance des pieuvres, 2007). This process of resuscitating long-buried experiences and forgotten remembrances derives from the materiality of the 35mm stock, the nature of the filmed images and Vallée’s painted and scratched interventions directly on the film emulsion. In this journey into the past, the memory-images and affects reveal their plasticity, imperfections, chaos, sensuality, and salience.

This film is part of the FIFA EXPERIMENTAL section program BACK AND FORTH.

In presence of the director Guillaume Vallée on March 17, 2022 from 17h30 at Théâtre Outremont.
Director Guillaume Vallée
Author Gabrielle Boulianne-Tremblay
Music Stephanie Castonguay

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Guillaume Vallée

Guillaume Vallée

Experimental filmmaker, video artist and independent curator, Guillaume Vallée graduated from Concordia University with a Major in Film Animation and MFA in Studio Arts — Film Production option. He works mainly on Super8, 16 mm and VHS. His experimental films and videos, distributed by Vidéographe, Light Cone and Winnipeg Film Group, have been screened internationally in many festivals, including ExIS (South Korea), Festival International du Film sur l’Art (Canada), Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (Canada), Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg (Germany), Regard (Canada), Crossroads (United States), Oodaaq (France), Animatou (Switzerland).

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Selected films:
Monsieur Jean-Claude (2021)
are you haunted, daddy ? (about anxiety) (2020)
grand-maman Piano (2019)
Le dernier jour du papillon lune (2019)
il fait gris dans ta tête, tout à coup (2018)

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