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Xcèntric. 2008-2009

Raymond Depardon. La Vie moderne


In the film that completes his trilogy on the rural area where he was born, Depardon photographs the faces of its last inhabitants, old and young, in the intimacy of their homes: these are masterpieces of cinematographic portraiture, which he punctuates with tracking shots along roads and the passage of the seasons from summer to spring. While the beauty of the light and landscape lasts, Depardon -already a distant observer of his childhood world- contemplates the emotion in the eyes, bodies, words and silences of the country people, a cultural form awaiting disappearance with no lament.

La Vie moderne, Raymond Depardon. France, 2008, 90 min., video

Directors: Raymond Depardon

This activity is part of Xcèntric. February - March 2009, Xcèntric. 2008-2009

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