In Tel Aviv one Saturday morning, with traces of rain from the night
before on the pavement, the Carmel market slowly begins its activity.
Someone passes by on a bicycle, someone else on a motorbike, while
a few elderly people enjoy the early morning peace and quiet.
“Spontaneous, shot and edited intuitively, Carmel came about from
an unexpected kind of presence and tries to retain it. This primitive film
captures a moment and extends a state of things and a state of being.”
Cédric Venail is the founder of the Société Ferrerienne pour la Suite du
Monde and is also the curator of the book Trajets: à travers le cinéma
de Robert Kramer (2001). His first film, the documentary Un virus dans la ville
(2008), participated at the international film festivals of Torino, Copenhagen,
Buenos Aires, Santiago del Chile, Belo Horizonte, Saõ Paulo, Hamburg,
Bangkok and Lisbon. At the moment, he and Rochelle Falk are making a
documentary in Cairo and he is also writing the screenplay of another film.
Un virus dans la ville (doc., 2008),
Carmel (cm, doc., 2009).
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