The Congress

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The Congress

Le congrès
Clément Villiers
International Competition Short Film 2021
Documentary Film
33 minutes

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Clément Villiers
Clément Villiers
Théophile Gay-Mazas
Pauline Pénichout

Photographs are dusted, records cleaned, insects removed from books and everything is digitized for eternity. The matter-of-fact shots of fastidious archival work, though, are combined with the voice of a young woman who reports on the collapse of civilization, the fragile artefacts of which she secures as the last human being left in the “Congress”. In the field of tension between image and sound a space for our imagination opens up.

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