It’s happening in the suburb, it could happen in all these places we call the suburb, but the suburb of what? On the walls of the appartments, are lying peaces of dreams of the people who live there, wallpapers with flowers drawings or with forest designs, flamingos, pathetic and wonderful objects of the deaf resistance they oppose to fate. On the bodies of those who live there, remains the memory of trauma and assaults, of mourning and of the wrenching to a life from somewhere else, that their word keeps leaving in, with their hopes…
Between fiction and documentary, between a tale told by a narrator of a child who could have lived here, in one of these suburb town, left abandonned, and who would have dreamt about escaping and the meeting of those who keep living in these places, the movie presents a complex, unpredictable, violent and pathetic landscape.
David Teboul was born in 1967. After an internship at Magnum, he produced a series of photographs in
Central Europe, the Balkans and Russia. His first film, La Bund a 100 ans (1997), is dedicated to the memory of songs from the Bund, a Jewish labor movement. In 2001, he toured for three months. The following year, he filmed an intimate portrait of Simone Veil entitled Simone Veil, une histoire française, and in 2006, he directed the film Seine-Saint-Denis.
Le Bund a 100 ans, 1997
Yves Saint Laurent – 5 avenue Marceau 75116 Paris, 85 min, 2001
Simone Veil, une histoire française, 2004
Bania, 65 min, 2005
Histoire(s) d’Elles, 84 min, 2006
La vie ailleurs, 2007