In the desert, a man extracts stones from a mountain and breaks them. His perpetual labour becomes an act of meditation, a demonstration of human dignity in its most austere form. At once poetic and yet purely documentary, this desolate scene points out humanity’s place in the universe.

Screens before Walden.

International title
Sisyphus
Filmmaker
Driss Aroussi
Country
France
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
12’
Language
Arabic
Producer
Antonio Magliano
Production Company
Prima Luce
Sales
Prima Luce
Writer
Driss Aroussi
Cinematography
Stéphanos Mangriotis
Editor
Fatima Bianchi
Sound Design
Bertrand Wolff
Cast
Mustapha Aroussi