A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’51s, 2013).
28 July 2013. Published by Benoît Labourdette.

Paradoxical injunctions in school space of a College, with a musical treatment.


The college. Place of hope, suffering space, place of confinement, meetings, openings also, construction stage... Getting poetic scene of the paradoxes of this place, this period of life, around the paradoxal concepts of opening / closing and confinement / freedom.

About the film

Address the issue of the plight of young people in the educational institution, without simplifying the subject, without diluting either, without obscuring any constructive dimension too, of course. Try to embrace the bundle of issues and who lived through this period. Consider the subject of a poetic way, in a subjective look around an aspect openings, real and symbolic. Try to stay in the fine without betraying his feelings, to share his own truth with sincerity. Two and a half years of work, questions and ripening, for this short film.

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...