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Film Info

Film Information

Exhibition Title Remue-ménage
Original Title Remue-ménage
English Title Storm in a C-Cup
Director Fernand Melgar
Year 2002
Format Betacam
Colour Color
Duration 53'
  • Dirección / Director: Fernand Melgar
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Fernand Melgar
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Camille Cottagnoud
  • Edición / Editing: Fernand Melgar
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Climage
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Pascal decides which pantyhose looks best and then, following some tips from his wife Carole, puts on his make-up. Recording both intimate moments and everyday scenes, Fernand Melgar spent one year following around a couple struggles to change the image outsiders have of them. Pascal, who is both a loving father and a woman dreaming of sequins and variety shows, makes no secret of the need to cross-dress. Their life is a constant battle, a combat led by all three personalities to assert their identity in the face of attacks from their families and the mockery of the village people. The sequences, each of which is meaningful, link up with each other to form a fluid narrative, with the everyday dialogues and gestures bringing life’s little victories and big disappointments to the fore. Be it in childhood snapshots, a television show or an article in the newspaper, the heart of the problem is the representation of self. In Storm in a C-Cup, the camera’s dispassionate gaze discloses the ambiguities, gradually forcing questions to the surface. Questions that will remain open until the day the Carnival arrives at last – a time when, ironically, all the roles are reversed.

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