Film made in collaboration with Emma Bontron, Lucie Taffin, Tigran Avédikian, Antonin Boischot, Antoine Morin, Olivier Boischot and with special collaboration from Gertrude Stein, Ghérasim Luca, Daniel Johnston, Alan Vega and many others. Narimane Mari's most recent film presented as an international premiere and a work in progress, carrying on with Mari's way of editing. In her own words, it is "the history of the repetitions of our repetitions, staged as a never ending exercise, as well as being an endless story about how much we love ourselves because we look at ourselves. With film, everything can be shown a little more close up."
The Saturday, May 6 screening includes the world premiere of "S'il etait une fois", the concert by accordionist Lucie Taffin and the screening of the film "Holy Days" (Narimane Mari, 2019, France, no dialogue, 40').
Narimane Mari (Algeria, 1969) is a filmmaker and artist. She thinks of cinema as a form of experience and her films develop alternative states of perception. Winner of the Jury Prize at FID Marseille, CPH:DOX and a regular presence at the most prestigious international art film festivals, her work crosses the boundaries between documentary, experimental and fiction filmmaking. Her work has also been exhibited at the Georges Pompidou Center, MoMA, Reina Sofia Museum and documenta 14 (Kassel). She has made the feature films Bloody Beans (2013), Le fort des fous (2017) and On a eu la journée bonsoir (2022) and the medium-length film Holy Days (2019). She works closely with the musicians Cosmic Neman, Lori Schonberg and Quentin Rollet to create the soundscapes in her films. From her production company, Central Electrique, she has produced films for Hassen Ferhani, Djamel Kerkar, Nicolas Klotz and Elizabeth Perceval and Pawel Wojtasik, among others.