H building

A film by Benoît Labourdette (7’11s, 2012).
24 November 2012. Published by Benoît Labourdette.

The metaphor for the journey of life of a human being through a visual journey “kaleidoscopic” in a building.


  • 2013 : Festival Takavoir
  • 2012 : Opening night of the Shortest day (Palais de Tokyo, Paris - France)

Film manufacturing

The use of “I”, inside voice of an undefined character (I used it so in the feature Fatigue, 2000), allows to question the identification process, putting away the spectator, by its explicit expression.

This distancing, if one admits the principle as a viewer, allows, I hope to “connect”, perhaps deepest poetic feeling (mainly visually in this film). Reach the contemplation of an interiority that is mutual, the “true” very.

Of course, the “Brechtian distancing” is not far in the project of distancing to the catharsis, here in the film aesthetics.

(film shot at the Paul Valéry University - Montpellier 3 (France))

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...