SILENCIO

by F.J. Ossang
SILENCE - SILENCIO

Informations

Nation: France, Portugal

Year: 2006

Length: 20'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis


Trees, the sea, megalithes, an iron bridge, a feminine figure passes by, filmed from the first to the last hours of the day... Return to primitive form of cinema as much as the fundamental elements, water, wind, earth and sun... on a industrial music piece by Throbbing Gristle.

Director

F.J. Ossang

F.J. Ossang

F.J. Ossang (France, 1956), writer and director, first studied philosophy and law before graduating from IDHEC in 1981. In 1977, he founded “CEE,” a literature periodical, then in 1980 he launched his own noise’n’roll band called MKB Fraction Provisoire. His first feature, The Case of The Morituri Divisions (1985), premiered in Cannes and he went on to sign Treasure of The Bitch Islands (1990), Doctor Chance (1997), which was selected in Concorso internazionale at Locarno, the short Silencio, Jean Vigo Award in 2007, and Dharma Guns (2010), screened in Venice in the Orizzonti section. With his last feature 9 doigts (2017), he returned in Locarno competition and won Best Directing Award. In 1998, he has been honored with a retrospective at Festival de La Rochelle in France and thereafter, other retrospectives followed at BAFICI, Jeu de Paume in Paris, Spanish Filmoteca and Palic European Film Festival where he got the Underground Spirit Award. 

Filmography:
La dernière énigme (cm, 1982), Zona inquinata (cm, 1983), L’affaire des divisions Morituri (1985), Le trésor des îles chiennes (1990), Docteur Chance (1996), Silencio (cm, 2007), Ciel éteint! (cm, 2008), Vladivostok (cm, 2008), Dharma Guns (2010), 9 doigts (2017).

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura, montaggio/director, screenplay, film editing
F.J. Ossang
fotografia/cinematography
Denis Gaubert
musica/music
Throbbing Gristle
interpreti/cast
Elvire, Antonio Camara
produzione/production
OSS/100 Films & Documents

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Trees, the sea, megalithes, an iron bridge, a feminine figure passes by, filmed from the first to the last hours of the day... Return to primitive form of cinema as much as the fundamental elements, water, wind, earth and sun... on a industrial music piece by Throbbing Gristle.

Director All about direction

F.J. Ossang

F.J. Ossang

F.J. Ossang (France, 1956), writer and director, first studied philosophy and law before graduating from IDHEC in 1981. In 1977, he founded “CEE,” a literature periodical, then in 1980 he launched his own noise’n’roll band called MKB Fraction Provisoire. His first feature, The Case of The Morituri Divisions (1985), premiered in Cannes and he went on to sign Treasure of The Bitch Islands (1990), Doctor Chance (1997), which was selected in Concorso internazionale at Locarno, the short Silencio, Jean Vigo Award in 2007, and Dharma Guns (2010), screened in Venice in the Orizzonti section. With his last feature 9 doigts (2017), he returned in Locarno competition and won Best Directing Award. In 1998, he has been honored with a retrospective at Festival de La Rochelle in France and thereafter, other retrospectives followed at BAFICI, Jeu de Paume in Paris, Spanish Filmoteca and Palic European Film Festival where he got the Underground Spirit Award. 

Filmography:
La dernière énigme (cm, 1982), Zona inquinata (cm, 1983), L’affaire des divisions Morituri (1985), Le trésor des îles chiennes (1990), Docteur Chance (1996), Silencio (cm, 2007), Ciel éteint! (cm, 2008), Vladivostok (cm, 2008), Dharma Guns (2010), 9 doigts (2017).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura, montaggio/director, screenplay, film editing
F.J. Ossang
fotografia/cinematography
Denis Gaubert
musica/music
Throbbing Gristle
interpreti/cast
Elvire, Antonio Camara
produzione/production
OSS/100 Films & Documents