Serious accident for a traveler

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’43s, 2005).
1 July 2005. Published by Leny Müh.

In 2005, the cameras appear in the phones, and invite to film the daily. One of the first movies shot on mobile phones.

Text written in 2005

A film “turned-mounted” in the subway. Impressions, fractions of reality that are scattered during a small journey. The futile and the grave at the same time. Some phones allow to “turn-up”, that is to say to automatically stick the small pieces of film, as was done much in Super 8. A film that carries many traces of this new primitive tool of shooting that " Is the phone.

I make short films as a painter makes paintings, usually in a lonely way, away from academic practices of making cinema. Some films are made in a very spontaneous way, others can take years to mature. I explore the meeting between the image and the world. These are experimental works, which often also tell stories...