Lonelies from the streets

A film by Benoît Labourdette (7’42 s, 2016).
21 March 2016. Published by Benoît Labourdette.

Documentary on the exhibition of photographs “Lonelies from the streets” by Benloÿ, at the chapel of the Jesuits, Chaumont (France).

Benloÿ, photographer

Bénédicte Loyen (Benloÿ) is a belgian actress, photographer and filmmaker. This “Lonelies from the streetss” series, taken in New York, is visible on her website benloy-photographe.com.

Plot of the movie

To film an exhibition, what a challenge... what to film ? Scenography, visitors, works ? But how ? How, in a film, to do justice to the works, which are even essential in an exhibition ? How not to film that exhibition itself, which would deprive it of its purpose ? How not to do that “fly over” works ? How fully offer them to the view of the audience of the film ? This film is a proposal of a filmic principle for an exhibition of photographs.


What is a “documentary” ? A singular look on the world, on reality. Any film, any work, offers a vision of the world, whether through fiction or not. Moreover, some documentaries include fiction, and vice versa. So why differentiate these two forms of cinema ? Perhaps simply to clarify what the audience should expect from the film : the proposal to live a dream in an imaginary, or the proposal to discover unknown parts of the world, as revealed by a unique (...)