The past is always out of reach, yet we’re always pulled towards it. Ismaïl Bahri's poetic film plays with this paradox. We see two hands holding a photograph which is illuminated by strong light from two sides, blinding us to its contents. Only the shadows cast by the hands reveal what is hidden by the light: a crowd gathering on 20 March 1956, Tunisia's independence day. A synaesthetic gesture, where seeing is enabled by touch.

The other films shown within Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 2

Screenings

  • Fri 24 Jan Pathé 2
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  • Sat 25 Jan Pathé 6
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  • Tue 28 Jan Pathé 2
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Filmmaker
Ismaïl Bahri
Premiere
World premiere (festival)
Country
France
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
3’
Language
no dialogue
Producer
Ismaïl Bahri
Sales
Ismaïl Bahri
Writer
Ismaïl Bahri
Cinematography
Ismaïl Bahri
Editor
Ismaïl Bahri