Illegal Cinema (The laboratories of Aubervilliers)

26 January 2011. Published by Leny Müh.

Projection of my film Fatigue at Illegal cinema is an original initiative born in Belgrade in 2007, and taken over at the Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers.

Note of intent of Illegal cinema:

illegal_cinema is a weekly meeting where spectators show other movies that touch them, to discuss them together. Each one can propose a session, by inscribing the chosen film in a problem that will be debated after the projection. Make porous the boundaries between “programmer” and “public”: this is the stake of the project. Any type of film can be the subject of a session, whether it is short films or feature films, documentaries, animated films, videos of artists, or other filmic objects. There is only one limit: a director can not come to show his / her own films, the collective discussion having to prevail over the authoritative discourse we are accustomed to an author or a ) expert.

Fatigue, film-writing, a mirror-film, if any, which sends its viewers to their own pain of everyday life was, according to Philippe Troyon (filmmaker, deputy director of Periphery), which accompanied the film, the film provoked rich exchanges between the spectators, who came from very varied horizons.

Summary of Fatigue by Illegal cinema:

Benoît Labourdette’s film essay, directed by Benoît Labourdette, in 2000. The film, filmed in the urban context, questions the singular perception of a filmmaker about the movement of bodies in the city. The work also gives the opportunity to approach the social body, subjected to the aggressions induced by human concentration, working conditions and economic necessities.

An article appeared the following week in Liberation about Illegal cinema and this session, by Félix Gatier.

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.