Ciné-club Special with our guest, Director Gaëlle Boucand

French Institute Tallinn

March 29, 2016 / April 4, 2016

Kuninga 4

Tallinn

In relation to the Tartu Worldfilm festival, the French Institute has the great pleasure to invite you to a screening of two of Gaëlle Boucand's documentaries, followed by a discussion with the director herself. 

Save the date : 4 April, 6pm

Gaëlle Boucand is a french interdiscipinary artist who works mainly in visual arts and cinema contexts since 2010. Born in Paris, she graduated from Paris Beaux-Arts. She also studied at the Cooper Union in NY, and was a resident of Pavillon-Palais de Tokyo in 2007. Right after she moved to Berlin where she developed a multimedia work and participated in different collaborations implicated in the Berlin city life: arm&sexy, a monthly movable party gathering two emblematic and opposite sides of the berliner culture, Spre-chkontakt mit Müggelturm, an in situ project dealing with the story of two historical towers at the edge of Berlin, and InsBlickfeld gerückt, a curatorial program based on a collection of a hundred artist archives, presented in the French Institute. In 2010, she finished her first feature length documentary movie Gone to Croatan that deals with the berliner electronic music underground world. Her second documentary JJA was shown in several cinemas, museums and festivals, like Hors Pistes/Centre Georges Pompidou, Kasseler Videofest, Rencontres Internationales or FIDMarseille, and it won three prizes. Her visual work was exhibited internationally, notably in Paris at Musée d’Art Moderne, Palais de Tokyo, Kadist Foundation, and in Berlin at Bethanien and xavielaboulbenne. She is now writing her first fictional feature film. 

The screened films are the first two parts of a trilogy, portraiting a multi-faceted character:

First film: "JJA"

Synopsis : A man of 85 years old, remote in his luxurious estate, tells about the story of his economic success and the reasons of his exile in Switzerland. His tale is led by several conflicts which set him against people more or less close to him, and displays alternatively from a day to the other, throughout each corners of his residency.

http://www.gaelleboucand.com/index.php/films/jja/

Second film : "Changement de décor" (Change of scenery)

Synopsis : An 87-year-old man supervises the renovation of the interior of his luxurious property. Satisfied with how his new home has turned out, he urges a range of people to come to visit it. This film is the second part of a trilogy, a kaleidoscopic portrait of a singular character.

http://gaelleboucand.com/index.php/films/change-of-scenery/2/

A discussion with director Gaëlle Boucand will follow the screening.

Free admission, open to everyone!

Language : French Original Version, with English subtitles.

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