Libera me

  • 80'
  • France
  • 1993
On the basis of the themes oppression and resistance, Cavalier composes in Libera me a liturgy without words. Without using psychological or narrative aids, the film reflects the intelligence of the heart and the changing disposition of the spirit. The film is a non-ecclesiastical version of the Passion of Christ and refers to a period of concentration camps and violent dictatorships. He concentrates on the humility of people and things. Cavalier follows the most tangible traces of human existence. And in a magic way he allows the indescribable - that what cannot be reduced to the word of writing - to appear in every image of his film. Wounded, tied and beaten, a fist is raised in the heart of the film - a woman's handkerchief tied around the wrist - to brave the dark time. (RP)
Directors
Alain Cavalier, Alain Cavalier
Country of production
France
Year
1993
Festival Edition
IFFR 1997
Length
80'
Medium
35mm
Language
French
Producers
UGC DA, Studio Canal, ARTE France
Sales
UGC DA
Screenplay
Alain Cavalier
Cinematography
Patrick Blossier