Ce répondeur ne prend pas de messages

  • 77'
  • France
  • 1978
With this film, that was shot in one week, Cavalier comes to terms with the death of his wife. The film records the signs of her presence. Photos, love letters but also ridiculous shopping lists. Cavalier himself appears, his head hidden in a bandage, as the person who paints his apartment black. This self-destructive action is broken off by a flame. At first weak, but later strong enough to chase away darkness. A rough film with a simple design. This unusual, painfully lonely autobiography is in a sense almost unacceptable.
Director
Alain Cavalier
Country of production
France
Year
1978
Festival Edition
IFFR 1997
Length
77'
Medium
16mm
Language
French
Screenplay
Alain Cavalier
Editor
Alain Cavalier