Inside time

Film by Benoît Labourdette (3’34 s, 2016).
12 November 2016. Published by Benoît Labourdette.

Reading of the last paragraphs of “’Remembrance of Things Past” by Marcel Proust. Links between literature, painting and movement.

The final words of the book “Time regained” by Marcel Proust have always lived in me, fed, since adolescence. As a representation that has allowed me to see the world differently, more in depth. My painter activity, taking a certain place recently, made me believe that I walked away from my work as a filmmaker. But suddenly it appeared to me that reading aloud meets my paintings filmed by me, to produce this film, crystallizing around the theme of memory these forms thought to be disparate.


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...