46 days
41'
Brazil, France, 2017

Production : Calypso

Programmed by Benoît Hické



Synopsis


This intimate look at Éliane Radigue, a French pioneer of minimalist and electroacoustic music, explores the sensorial singularity of her “sound sculpture” and its meditative virtues.

Tënk's opinion


"According to Buddhism, there is one conscience that is conscious of itself, but without a brain. It is a conscience that is like a stream, like a flower, in that once your body and your brain have totally disappeared, it continues, like a flower, like the sea. Then it can rise again and manifest itself once more." Such are the first words of a film that permeates us, as has Éliane Radigue’s music for so many years, in space, in bodies. In hearts. Here, she whom we have often qualified as a pioneer of minimal music offers us all her vivacity. The film is sinuous. It escapes and loves to lose us, and so do we. It advances like a tide, in waves of backwash. But, in its own way, it draws in a fine manner the portrait of a musician at work, an orchestra director in tune with her interior worlds, as she allows us to penetrate into the very essence of her music: there is neither solemnity nor contemplation in these long sequences, but simply breaths and, therefore, life. Proof, once more, that the best films are perhaps those we listen to.

 

 

 

Benoît Hické
Programmer and professor

 

 

 


Authors


Juruna Mallon

Juruna Mallon

Juruna Mallon est né au Brésil et vit en France depuis plusieurs années, où il a étudié le cinéma et l'anthropologie visuelle. En 2015, il coréalise "Satan Satie" avec Lucas Parente, un documentaire inspiré des écrits, dessins et musiques du compositeur Erik Satie. En 2017, il réalise le documentaire "Les Îles résonantes" sur la compositrice française Éliane Radigue. Ses œuvres ont été projetées dans divers festivals et centres d'art tels que Cinéma du Réel, Visions du Réel, Centre Pompidou, La Gaîté Lyrique, ForumDoc, etc. Avec "Les Îles résonantes", il a reçu le prix d'acquisition de la Bibliothèque Publique du Centre Pompidou en 2017 et le Prix de Qualité du CNC en 2020.