Athens International Film Festival

Joy of Man's Desiring

What are the simple pleasures and hidden desires of someone who works at a factory, enslaved to the inhuman, repetitive pace of automated mass production? Canadian filmmaker Denis Côté (of the brilliant "Vic+Flo Saw a Bear") has proven his love for exposing the absurdity of everyday life that's a little too close to home.

What are the simple pleasures and hidden desires of someone who works at a factory, enslaved to the inhuman, repetitive pace of automated mass production? Canadian filmmaker Denis Côté (of the brilliant "Vic+Flo Saw a Bear") has proven his love for exposing the absurdity of everyday life that's a little too close to home.

This time, he's turned it into a documentary or, better said, an industrial symphony of sounds and militant discipline, transforming people into nameless figures whose sole purpose in life is to assemble the final product. An anonymous worker at the beginning of the film, offers audiences fair warning: " Be polite, respectful, honest. Or I’ll destroy you, if I want to."

What follows is a nightmarish observation of the worker's poetically staged everyday life in different factories, following their conversations and their workplace routine, in a wordless political commentary that avoids the pitfalls of ideological didacticism. T. Th.


joy of man's desiring / η χαρά των ανθρώπινων... από NyxtesPremieras
 

Σκηνοθεσία / Director
Denis Côté

Σενάριο / Screenwriter
Denis Côté

Φωτογραφία / DoP
Jessica Lee Gagné

Μοντάζ / Editor
Nicolas Roy

Εμφανίζονται / Featuring
Olivier Aubin, Ted Pluviose Hamidou Savadogo, Emilie Sigouin Guillaume Tremblay

Καναδάς / Canada
2014
Εγχρωμο / Color
DCP
70'
Γαλλικά / French



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