Synopsis:
The film is presented much like one of Jacques Prévert’s inventories. Its title is inspired by the Pillow Book from the Japanese author Sei Shônagon, who in the first half of the 11th century was a lady- in-waiting to the Empress Teishi. Obviously, the title also recalls Georges Perec, the major writer from the OuLiPo group, as well as Dada or Fluxus. The images and words link together as in a poem. Since René Magritte’s famous “This is not a pipe”, we know that what appears obvious can be deceiving and that words, like images, can be diverted from their initial function. It’s a matter of creating an object with images and words, by filming it. An act of creation, like God did in the beginning with the Heavens and the Earth, with Adam and Eve.
Director's filmography:
- Paradox (Short)
- Fantômes du passé
- 7 films de Boris Lehman
- A la recherche du lieu de ma naissance (1990 - Feature)
- Leçon de vie (1990 - Feature)
- Babel, Lettre à mes amis restés en Belgique (1992 - Feature)
- Histoire de ma vie racontée par mes photographies (2001 - Feature)
- Homme portant (2003 - Feature)
- Tentatives de se décrire (2005 - Feature)
- La psychanalyse de Guy Debord par Freud (2007 - TV)
- Histoire de mes cheveux (2010 - Feature)
- Choses qui me rattachent aux êtres (2010 - Short)
- La Marelle et les Epouvantails (2011 - Short)
- Mes sept lieux (2013 - Feature)
- Mes entretiens filmés (2013 - Feature)
- Funérailles (De l'art de mourir) (2015 - Feature)
Type:
Short
Genre:
Fiction
Year of production:
2010
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
15'
Majority:
Yes
Production:
Dovfilm