A piece of blank white paper placed and pulsating before a camera’s lens attracts a crowd of passers-by in Tunis, the simplicity of the conceit slowly opening up to a profound reflection on the nature of cinema itself (both its creation and its collective viewing).
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This is really good. My only problem with it is that because the image is mostly almost all white, it shows off every imperfection on my screen when I project it. And I use my living room wall for a screen, so it has some imperfections, though I don't usually see them. This isn't the fault of the film but I wouldn't notice it with most films. Now I need to repair my wall's blemishes and paint it with projector paint.
This is a fascinating, fascinating film. It reminds me of some Iranian films. They have the reality and the representation perfectly mixed together. The result, in this film's case, is a very funny and political vignette even with only abstract imagery.
"True art is one which raises questions." And how amazingly simplistic way this artistic project did! It sums up the meaning of life, art, society and death in perhaps the most (amusingly) schematic structure ever. The questioning authorities, the compelled locals, the debating ethnocentric persons and so on. All behind the intellectual thought of how an image develops through the movements of wind.
Une expérience audiovisuelle particulière : en apparence, il ne s'agit que de variations de couleurs et de luminosité à travers une feuille blanche, mais les dialogues invitent à imaginer les scènes et à réfléchir sur l'artiste, la société tunisienne, la politique, la censure... Ce film aurait sûrement plus d'impact dans le cadre d'une exposition, mais la démarche vaut le coup d'œil ! (3,5 / 5)