L E   F I F A
L E   F I F A


Güldem Durmaz

Belgium, France | 2021 | 12 min
French |
Subtitles: English
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Little Lazare is getting ready to join a troupe of strolling actors. Facing the mirror, he dreams of the characters he will play during his future career. Alone, in front of a desk, French actor Denis Lavant reads aloud this story by Marguerite Yourcenar, interweaving his velvety voice with the images of Lazare’s dreams.
Also presented:
40th International Festival of Films on Art, Canada (2022)
Director Güldem Durmaz
Author Güldem Durmaz
Production Simon Backes, Güldem Durmaz
Participation Du Geste Et De L'Image Maison
Editing Simon Backes
Sound Recording Paul Thouny
Cast Denis Lavant


Güldem Durmaz

Güldem Durmaz

Güldem Durmaz lives and works between Brussels, Istanbul and Paris.
Her work includes, and sometimes mixes, film-making, video installations,
and live performances.
Her short fiction films, such as ?OFÖR/​The driver (2001), and KORO (2002), have been selected and rewarded in numerous international festivals.
In 2011, she directed BEN/O, an experimental documentary about kurdish transsexual artist Esmeray, which was screened at art venues like Les Halles de Schaerbeek in Brussels, La Gaîté Lyrique in Paris, Les Subsistances in Lyon, the MuCEm in Marseilles and the British Museum in London.
In 2016, she directed TOGETHER! a multiscreen film about renewable energies, projected inside the giant cube of the Palais des Images of the PASS museum in Mons.
Her first feature-length film, KAZARKEN (As We Dig), was completed in 2016.
Her work explores the connections between memory, language and cultural or transcultural identities, as she experiments with actors and non-actors, secret or invented languages, spaces and situations both real and oneiric.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Selected films:
Lazare (2021)
Kazarken (As We Dig) (2016)
Ensemble (Together!) (2016)
BXLx24 #3 (2012)
BEN/O (I/​Him) (2011)

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