A missing man lets his wife reconstruct his destiny through archive footage. A distorted self-portrait of a great French filmmaker.
Born in 1968, Damien Odoul has created a universe whose style is impossible to pin down. Spanning film, performance art, poetry and theatre, his work “constantly flouts the limits history has imposed on the genres”
1 . In the space of fifteen years or so, Damien Odoul has written and directed several art videos, 11 short films and 5 feature-length films, including a trilogy on the theme of ‘the double’: Morasseix, Errance, Le Souffle, which was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the 2001 Venice Film Festival. En attendant le Déluge (2003, “Waiting for the flood”), a hedonistic tale that recounts the pleasures of life from its beginnings until death, was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, while his latest film, L’Histoire de Richard O. (2006, “The Story of Richard O.”), has been playing in cinemas for six consecutive weeks now. A prolific and multi-talented creative force, this year he will publish his Poèmes du Milieu. According to the artist, it is “visceral poetry”… read more