The film-maker goes back to Bologna where he did a stay twenty years earlier. The ties of a patchy, lacunal and tragic memory begin to interweave the Italy of the “years of lead” and that of Berlusconi. —Pointligneplan
Winner in 1989 of a scholarship from the Villa Medici, who teaches film at the University of Paris VIII to Fémis, Vincent Dieutre follows a strange path in French film—at the crossroads of contemporary art, literature, documentary and autobiography. He has filmed the streets of Chicago (Entering Difference), Paris (Good News), Bologna (Bologna Centrale) and Buenos Aires (Despues de la revolución). With a voice alternately light and serious, melancholic and playful, he evokes the memories and feelings he has for each location. The writing of the voiceover is very constructed and intimate, even as it invites the viewer to visualize what they hear, stimulating their imagination and subjectivity.
Rome désolée, vidéo, 75 minutes, 1995
Leçons de ténèbres, 35mm, 77 minutes, 2000
Entering Difference (Lettre de Chicago), vidéo, 28 minutes, 2000
Bonne Nouvelle, vidéo, 60 minutes, 2001
Mon voyage d’hiver, 35mm, 103 minutes, 2003
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