24 Heures sur place

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24 Heures sur place

Directed by Ila Bêka, Louise Lemoine

  • France 2014; 90 min
  • Original version: French
  • Genre: Documentary
    • Special Jury Award for Italiana.doc - Torino FF

Synopsis

Paris, Place de la République, 40 years after Louis Malle's documentary and only one year after the huge renewal project by architects TVK which transformed this well known buzzy crossroads into a new urban oasis for the Parisian city dweller.

An homage to Louis Malle, this film is a like a moving polaroid of the East side of Paris during the course of a complete day in June 2014. Touching on politics, love affairs, work issues, worries and hopes, a vertiginous collection of portraits emerges, giving us a feel for the French capital's state of being.

24 HEURES SUR PLACE is a performance movie. Standing next to Marianne's monument, Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine filmed in the square from dawn to dawn to collect everything that can possibly happen in the physical space of a public square in 24 hours. Flux and reflux, fullness and emptiness, lights, darkness and atmosphere redraw the lines of the square through the progressing hours.

Director's Statement

An homage to Louis Malle, this film is a like a moving polaroid of the East side of Paris during the course of a complete day in June 2014. Touching on politics, love affairs, work issues, worries and hopes, a vertiginous collection of portraits emerges, giving us a feel for the French capital’s state of being.

Production

  • BEKA & PARTNERS

    Filippo Clericuzio