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LONG Métrage | 2009
Impossible – Pages arrachées (L’)
Sylvain George
Titre anglais : Impossible (The)
Pays concerné : France
Réalisateur(s) : Sylvain George
Avec : Sylvain George, Sylvain George, Sylvain George
Durée : 140
Genre : drame
Type : documentaire

Français

Placé sous les auspices de Rimbaud, Lautréamont, Dostoïevski et Benjamin, ce film s’attache à témoigner des politiques iniques qui façonnent notre temps, du caractère « infernal » de certaines vies politiques (celles des migrants/des immigrés, des travailleurs, des chômeurs, des étudiants…).

Le film se divise en cinq volets :
I. Niggers Wood (Je brûle comme il faut !),
II. Ballad For A Child (On ne te tuera pas plus que si tu étais cadavre),
III. Je me suis armé contre la justice (Burn ! Burn ! Burn !),
IV. Le Temps des assassins (Fire Music),
V. Tu resteras hyène etc. (The book of the damned).

L’IMPOSSIBLE – PAGES ARRACHÉES

Réalisateur : Sylvain George

2009 – Mini DV, Super 8 mm, 16 mm – Couleur et Noir & Blanc – France – 140′
Image : Sylvain George – Son : Sylvain George – Montage : Sylvain George
Production, distribution : Noir Production

English

Under the auspices of Rimbaud, Lautréamont, Dostoïevski and Benjamin, this film testifies to the iniquitous policies that have shaped our time, the « hellish » character of some political lives (those of migrants/immigrants, workers, the unemployed, students…).

The film is divided into five parts:
I. Niggers Wood (Je brûle comme il faut !),
II. Ballad For A Child (On ne te tuera pas plus que si tu étais cadavre),
III. Je me suis armé contre la justice (Burn ! Burn ! Burn !),
IV. Le Temps des assassins (Fire Music),
V. Tu resteras hyène etc. (The book of the damned).

Sylvain George, FRANCE, 2009, Black & white and Colour, Super 8, DV, 16mm, 135′

In four chapters, with lyrical titles borrowed from Rimbaud or other powerful voices, L’impossible moves from Calais to Paris, from black and white to colour, from silent to sound, from super 8 to video, from stifled words to free jazz, from winter snow to the recent lst May demonstrations, from bodies of migrants to a satirical tract against the volte-face of a ruling class. To pan wide, to gather food for eye and mind, such is the project. Because Sylvain George, as we have come to understand, perceives his film-making activity as a mission with at least a dual purpose. To claim, on the one hand the avant-gardes’ formal inheritance, drawing on the unbridled vigour of their « logical revolts ». On the other hand, get these manifestations to testify for those who cry out for justice and justly call for shots other than those laid down by prevailing standards. Evocative, though with precise dates and references, silent while at the same time in quest of the most just eloquence, this cinema seeks to bring together both the past (the Paris Commune, for example – an episode whose archives were destroyed, as we know; a revolution deprived of pictures – would seem to be an essential reference) and what is as yet unnamed. While current events urgently call for filmed material, going so far as to get shots tinged with red, such events cannot be satisfied with the present alone, strung as they are between what has been and what is to come, as the editing makes clear.
Jean-Pierre Rehm (FIDMARSEILLE 2009)

Original version: French
Photography: Sylvain George and Lionel Soukaz
Sound, editing: Sylvain George

Production
Noir Production

2009 – FIDMARSEILLE 2009, Marseille, France
* OFFICIAL SELECTION / FRENCH COMPETITION
* World premiere
http://www.fidmarseille.org/dynamic/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=554&Itemid=62&lang=english