Athens International Film Festival

Mercuriales

In the working-class suburb of Bagnolet in northeastern Paris, there are two buildings inspired by the Twin Towers. One is called "East" and the other is called "West", collectively known as Mercuriales. A young security guard pays the two skyscrapers a visit before his first night on the job. At the same time, two girlfriends, one Moldavian and the other French, are wandering the desolate industrial landscape surrounding the derelict towers.

In the working-class suburb of Bagnolet in northeastern Paris, there are two buildings inspired by the Twin Towers. One is called "East" and the other is called "West", collectively known as Mercuriales. A young security guard pays the two skyscrapers a visit before his first night on the job.

At the same time, two girlfriends, one Moldavian and the other French, are wandering the desolate industrial landscape surrounding the derelict towers.

French director Virgil Vernier, whose filmography includes shorts and documentaries, appears difficult to understand and classify, showing little interest in traditional narrative structures.

Reminiscent of Chris Marker and Godard, he combines non-linear narrative techniques, improvisation, archival footage and poetry. The appealing chemistry between the two leads, Ana Neborac and Philippine Stindel in their first on-screen appearance, is his greatest ally. P.G.


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Σκηνοθεσία / Director
Virgil Vernier

Σενάριο / Screenwriter
Mariette Désert, Virgil Vernier

Φωτογραφία / DoP
Jordane Chouzenoux

Μοντάζ / Editor
Raphaëlle Martin Holger

Ηθοποιοί / Principal Cast
Ana Neborac, Philippine Stindel Jad Solesme, Annabelle Lengronne
Sadia Niakaté, Damien Bonnard

Γαλλία / France
2014
Εγχρωμο / Color
DCP
108'
Γαλλικά, Ρώσικα / French, Russian



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