The Dream Forest is a walk through the thought of one of the greatest Japanese filmmakers, Kohei Oguri, author of The sting of death (Grand Jury Prize , Cannes 1990). Around an animistic sensitivity and a constant search for harmony, it redefines poetry, serenity and assurance : the essence of a utopian cinema, the culmination of 30 years of thinking about the staging and the report image.
“I decided to look Shuji Terayama, his soul, his re-incarnations, traces he left. As far as I know it could be a fish, a tiger or even a breath of air. What I know is that I’ll talk to him, no matter what.” Antoine Barraud
They left Tunisia after the fall of Ben Ali, to arrive in Paris from Lampedusa. What happens to these thousands of Arab Spring’s exiles ? Who are these men who decided to come to France risking their lives? Massimiliano Minissale and Marie Blandin followed them for two years, their forlorn hope , their expectations, and sometimes their return home .
A renowned filmmaker named Bertrand Bonello, is working on his next film dealing with love and monstrosity. He starts investigating a paint which would express all the power and beauty of monsters. In that order, he requires the services of art historian with who he starts an aesthetic investigation through masterpieces.
The director of United Red Army, Koji Wakamatsu, himself involved in the struggle of 70 years in Japan, discusses the cinema weapon, one he uses camera loaded and pointed to the authorities, since 40 years.
AGE IS… is an ode to the texture, the beauty , the uniqueness of aging faces and silhouettes, a hypnotic poem as ” Dwoskinien ” sense, ie a careful observation, passion and love of details. A gesture, a pause, a look, a moment. Through his films, privacy has always played a leading role and this is still the case in Age is … all faces are those of close friends, their families and even Stephen himself.