EN ATTENDANT LES BARBARES

by Eugène Green
WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS - ASPETTANDO I BARBARI

Informations

Nation: France

Year: 2017

Length: 76'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

One night, six people knock at the door of a house where a warlock and a witch live; the people are seeking protection because the social networks have announced the imminent arrival of the barbarians. The couple agrees to take them all in, as long as they all leave their digital devices at the door. During a night of initiation, the six fugitives learn to readjust their present and live their destiny.


This film has been part of he workshop “En attendant les barbares,” conceived and realized by Chantiers Nomades and directed by Eugène Green in Pavillon Mazar, Toulouse, from April 24th to May 9th, 2017.

Director

Eugene Green

Eugene Green

Eugène Green (New York City, NY, USA, 1947) moved to Paris in 1969, where he founded in 1977 the Théâtre de la Sapience, which has staged numerous Baroque and modern plays. He debuted as a filmmaker with Toutes les nuits, which received the 2001 Prix Delluc for Best First Film. He next made Le nom du feu, a short film which was presented at Locarno in 2002 and was released along with Le monde vivant, which participated that same year at the Quinzaine des réalisateurs. For Correspondances he shared the Special Jury Prize with Harun Farocki and Pedro Costa at the 2007 Locarno Film Festival, where he returned in 2009 with A Religiosa Portuguesa and in 2014 with La sapienza. In 2011 Torino Film Festival dedicate a complete retrospective to his works. Then all his films have been presented in the Festival. 

Filmography:
Toutes les nuits (2001), Le nom du feu (cm, 2002), Le monde vivant (2003), Le pont des arts (2004), Les signes (mm, 2006), Digital Sam in Sam Saek 2007: Memories (ep. Corrispondences, mm, 2007), A Religiosa Portuguesa (2009), La sapienza (2014), Faire la parole (doc., 2015), Le fils de Joseph (2016), En attendant les barbares (2017).

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Eugène Green
fotografia/cinematography
Raphaël O’Byrne
montaggio/film editing
Laurence Larre
suono/sound
Tristan Pontécaille
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Fitzgerald Berthon (il mago/magician), Hélène Gratet (la maga/sorceress), Arnaud Vrech (il poeta/poet), Chloé Chevalier (la radical chic/bobo), Ugo Broussot (il radical chic/bobo), Anne-Sophie Bailly (la pittrice/painter), Frédéric Schulz Richard (l’anti radical chic/anti-bobo), Clément Durand (il barbone/homeless), Roman Kané (Jaufré), Marine Chesnais (Brunissen de Montbrun), François Lebas (Taulat de Rougemont), Clément Durand (Mélian de Montmélior)
produzione/production
Nomades Tecknics

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contatti/contacts
Les Chantiers Nomades
Cécile Suzzarini
compta@chantiersnomades.com

Director statement

“This movie was born as a film laboratory for actors. Nevertheless, respecting the specific limitations of this scope, I tried to make a work based on the same principles as my other films and to express a point of view of the state of the world and how we can restore the meaning of life.”

Synopsis Learn more

One night, six people knock at the door of a house where a warlock and a witch live; the people are seeking protection because the social networks have announced the imminent arrival of the barbarians. The couple agrees to take them all in, as long as they all leave their digital devices at the door. During a night of initiation, the six fugitives learn to readjust their present and live their destiny.


This film has been part of he workshop “En attendant les barbares,” conceived and realized by Chantiers Nomades and directed by Eugène Green in Pavillon Mazar, Toulouse, from April 24th to May 9th, 2017.

Director All about direction

Eugene Green

Eugene Green

Eugène Green (New York City, NY, USA, 1947) moved to Paris in 1969, where he founded in 1977 the Théâtre de la Sapience, which has staged numerous Baroque and modern plays. He debuted as a filmmaker with Toutes les nuits, which received the 2001 Prix Delluc for Best First Film. He next made Le nom du feu, a short film which was presented at Locarno in 2002 and was released along with Le monde vivant, which participated that same year at the Quinzaine des réalisateurs. For Correspondances he shared the Special Jury Prize with Harun Farocki and Pedro Costa at the 2007 Locarno Film Festival, where he returned in 2009 with A Religiosa Portuguesa and in 2014 with La sapienza. In 2011 Torino Film Festival dedicate a complete retrospective to his works. Then all his films have been presented in the Festival. 

Filmography:
Toutes les nuits (2001), Le nom du feu (cm, 2002), Le monde vivant (2003), Le pont des arts (2004), Les signes (mm, 2006), Digital Sam in Sam Saek 2007: Memories (ep. Corrispondences, mm, 2007), A Religiosa Portuguesa (2009), La sapienza (2014), Faire la parole (doc., 2015), Le fils de Joseph (2016), En attendant les barbares (2017).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Eugène Green
fotografia/cinematography
Raphaël O’Byrne
montaggio/film editing
Laurence Larre
suono/sound
Tristan Pontécaille
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Fitzgerald Berthon (il mago/magician), Hélène Gratet (la maga/sorceress), Arnaud Vrech (il poeta/poet), Chloé Chevalier (la radical chic/bobo), Ugo Broussot (il radical chic/bobo), Anne-Sophie Bailly (la pittrice/painter), Frédéric Schulz Richard (l’anti radical chic/anti-bobo), Clément Durand (il barbone/homeless), Roman Kané (Jaufré), Marine Chesnais (Brunissen de Montbrun), François Lebas (Taulat de Rougemont), Clément Durand (Mélian de Montmélior)
produzione/production
Nomades Tecknics

**
contatti/contacts
Les Chantiers Nomades
Cécile Suzzarini
compta@chantiersnomades.com

Director statement Read more

“This movie was born as a film laboratory for actors. Nevertheless, respecting the specific limitations of this scope, I tried to make a work based on the same principles as my other films and to express a point of view of the state of the world and how we can restore the meaning of life.”