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.

Winner IFFR 2020 Ammodo Tiger Short Award.

Director
Ismaïl Bahri
Premiere
World premiere (festival)
Country of production
France
Production Year
2019
Festival Edition
IFFR 2020
Length
3'
Medium
DCP
Language
no dialogue
Producer
Ismaïl Bahri
Sales
Ismaïl Bahri
Screenplay
Ismaïl Bahri
Cinematography
Ismaïl Bahri
Editor
Ismaïl Bahri