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Film Info
A travers l’univers

Film Information

Exhibition Title A travers l’univers
Original Title A travers l’univers
English Title Across the Universe
Director Gérard Courant
Year 2005
Format DM
Colour Color
Duration 75'
  • Dirección / Director: Gérard Courant
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Gérard Courant
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Gérard Courant
  • Edición / Editing: Claude Tancrou
  • Producción / Producer: Gérard Courant
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Les Amis de Cinématon,
  • La Fondation Gérard Courant
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A sort of analytic geography for memory, Courant’s A travers l’univers decided to make an “autopsy” of Saint-Marcellin, a small town in the Isère region where the filmmaker spent his childhood in the 50’s. Half a century after, Courant’s eye captures the French town where he grew up. Perhaps to avoid easy nostalgia, picturesque portraits or being captivated with the small town’s hellish grace Courant creates an almost mathematical method to organize the images: he presents in alphabetic order all the 127 streets and 17 public squares Saint-Marcellin has at the time of the shooting, all of them recorded with a single fixed 20 second shot. The result is a perplex immersion, part spatial documentary part structural film, with as much immediacy as formal rigor.

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