Thursday, April 21, 2011

Les Mains Négatives/Marguerite Duras

France | 1978 | 18mins | 16mm
Les Mains Negative was shot from the window of a moving car in the early hours of the morning, during a popular holiday season. The deserted boulevards of Paris are punctuated by interspersed groups of dark-skinned workers, stray prostitutes and vagabonds.
Duras alternates between speaking to a man who painted a prehistoric stencil of hand (main négative) or talking as if she were that man...

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