Forum des images (Paris, France)

22 March 2013. Published by Benoît Labourdette.
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Screening of the feature film “Fatigue” by Benoît Labourdette (1:03, 2000).

The Forum des Images proposed in March 2013, in the series “Cinema City”, a beautiful theme “Experimental Paris”, with films of Chris Marker, Jean-Luc Godard, Philippe Garrel, Jacques Rivette, Arnaud des Pallières, Raoul Ruiz, Pip Chodorov, etc..

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In this context, the amazing film-writing “Fatigue” (Fiction, 2000, 63’) that I wrote and directed, was screened with the film “Brief von Paris” (Experimental, 1977, 38’) by Walerian Borowczyk, Friday, March 22, 2013 at 14:30. I was present at the end of the projection for a discussion with the audience. This film and the other films in this program are rare to see on the big screen, it was a real opportunity for Paris citizens...

Synopsis of “Fatigue”

On digital images reworked of urban landscpae, crossed by fugitive anonymous silhouettes, a poetic monologue gives a disenchanted vision of the ghostly ballet of modern life.


There is also the DVD which, besides the film offers a unique interactive experience between text and images.


Dialogue with the audience is always a moment of mutual enrichment, deepening of both sides, from his point of view in his eyes. This film is, in my opinion, as a long poem shocked and depressed on daily transport and work in a large city : the human being as part of a stream, with the city as a metaphor of a body, whose tunnels are the arteries and blood human beings. Not very funny, so ! During the debate, a person associated “depression” to “outrage” against the symptomatic social systems. With which I fully agree. I think forward, to face the pain and suffering, especially in the everyday life, that itself is a message of hope and optimism, deeply.

You will find here some traces of the diffusion of Benoît Labourdette’s films off the Internet: exhibitions, screenings, festivals... coming and past. Non-exhaustive list.