France | 2019 | DCP | Color | 3 min | Ismaïl Bahri
SATURDAY 3 | FILMIN LATINO | 24 HRS. | 3 MIN.
THURSDAY 8 | CINEMEX ALTAVISTA | 18:00 HRS. | 85 MIN.
Director: Ismaïl Bahri
Screenplay: Ismaïl Bahri
Producer: Ismaïl Bahri
Cinematography: Ismaïl Bahri *
Editing: Ismaïl Bahri
An apparition. An attempt to reveal a hidden content. Hands explore a photograph found in the archive of the artist’s father. Touching is seeing. A claim for the shadow to recover memory.
Visual artist and videographer Ismaïl BAHRI (1978, Tunisia) lives and works between Paris and Tunis. Ismaïl Bahri positions himself as an observer; he gropes around, and talks of “shortsightedness” in relation to his work. He then sets up what he calls a “capture device” for these gestures, usually using video, but also photography and sound, without any specialization. It is quite often outside of the frame of the image that meaning emerges, in the perceptible presence of the surrounding world, which is suddenly revealed.
International Film Festival Rotterdam –Winner IFFR 2020 Ammodo Tiger Short Award– 2020, The Netherlands