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Philippe GRANDRIEUX: The Rediscovery of Cinematic Language

White Epilepsy

Director Philippe Grandrieux
Info
  • France│
  • 2012│
  • 68min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Experimental

Overview

In the heart of the forest an ancient archaic humanity rehearses scenes taken from a ceremony. It is a dream, or a nightmare. The story is woven with fear, sexuality and animalism.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
170 2016. 04. 29 21:30 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 8 XX19GV
322 2016. 05. 01 13:30 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 8 XX19
613 2016. 05. 04 11:00 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 8 XX19

Review

What is the origin of image we see from cinema? With this confusing but basic question, White Epilepsy opens the first chapter of Grandrieux’s search for image. The film displays neurotic images to the mind of viewers. Crossed with dream and nightmare, it begins with a slow scene of the back of bare body. It unfolds with the relation of body and sexuality, dreadful scenes, and rhythmic shifts of scenes in an unfamiliar way. He shows his unique combination of image and sound through images of body shapes. It creates a mysterious state of images that flows in the dark. Based on a radical perspective of film language, he explores the relation of image and senses, excluding narrative and emotions. (JANG Byungwon)

Credit

Director Philippe GRANDRIEUX
Screenplay Philippe GRANDRIEUX
Producer Annick LEMONNIER
Cinematography Philippe GRANDRIEUX
Editor Philippe GRANDRIEUX
Sound Corinne THEVENON
Cast Helene ROCHETEAU, Jean-Nicolas DAFFLON, Anja ROTTERGERKAMP, Dominique DUPUY

Director

Philippe GRANDRIEUX

Born in 1954. GRANDRIEUX’s first three feature films, Sombre, A New Life and A Lake demonstrate his profound and radical exploration of image, sound and narrative structures. In 2011, he directed his documentary, It May Be That Beauty Has Strengthened Our Resolve - Masao Adachi has been programmed at more than 50 festivals and universities. He also directed White Epilepsy, Meurtriere, and Despite the Night which is his latest work.

Trailer

(White Epilepsy) DIR. Philippe Grandrieux

In the heart of the forest an ancient archaic humanity rehearses scenes taken from a ceremony. It is a dream, or a nightmare. The story is woven with fear, sexuality and animalism.