How Glorious It Is to Be a Human Being
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    How Glorious It Is to Be a Human Being

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    53 min

    • French
    • English


    On the vast and empty roads along the Pyrenees, Two women are marching on a blind pilgrimage. One is carrying an unborn child in her belly, The other a huge inflatable haemorrhoid on her back. They meet a mute donkey with an open gaze. Can he teach them how to be? Is Wednesday their lucky day? Is failure just a springboard toward success? Are they on the path to massive reassurance or just to a dead end? A meditation on worries and the impossibility of living without them.


    • Special Mention (French Competition), Special Mention (First Film and Cnap Jury) - FID Marseille



    Ramon Churruca
    Jean-Michel Agasse
    Thierry Hachet
    Bambou L’âne
    Mili Pecherer
    Genevieve Bicknell
    François Corrége
    Mili Pecherer
    Geneviève Bicknell
    Mili Pecherer
    Geneviève Bicknell
    Bambou L’âne
    vana Gloria
    Mili Pecherer

    Director's Statement

    Why go on a pilgrimage? Precisely because “out there” human life is not organized by an economy founded in representation. “Out there” the lily blooms and the bird takes wing wholly in the instant itself, in the joyous upsurge of being, without fashioning any abstract, comparative terms within which to live.

    Mili Pecherer

    Mili Pecherer


    After thousands of years of wandering, two immigrants from France and the USSR settled in the Promised Land. From their love Mili Pecherer was born in 1988. Mili chose to go in search of her nomadic roots and, since then, her soul has been out travelling the wide world equipped with a little camera. She documents as they come her encounters with ordinary people in their ordinary-looking everyday lives, and then transforms them into films. Well: almost banal, and almost films. Her film HOW GLORIOUS IT IS TO BE A HUMAN BEING (2018) was awarded with a Special Mention at the French Competition of FID Marseille 2019.

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