Boris Lehman - A la recherche du lieu de ma naissance

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Film director Boris Lehman returns, after 44 years, to Lausanne, where he was born in 1944, at the end of the war. He only lived there one year. His parents were Jews who had sought refuge in Belgium when the Nazis seized power in Poland. Forced to flee f

Film director Boris Lehman returns, after 44 years, to Lausanne, where he was born in 1944, at the end of the war. He only lived there one year. His parents were Jews who had sought refuge in Belgium when the Nazis seized power in Poland. Forced to flee from Belgium during the German occupation, they had reached neutral Switzerland after a clandestine journey across France. Boris Lehman remembers nothing of all this. His parents are dead, all witnesses have disappeared. Armed with only a few documents and photographs found in a cardboard box, he wanders through Lausanne, searching for signs that would evoke his presence, his early life, the evidence of his very existence. But the city remains silent and remote.

Boris Lehman: films that say “I”
“Does a first person cinema exist today? In a system of production inexorably modeled on the American standard, works that dare to be subjective, both in style and content, are growing scarce. In this simplistic context, the Belgian film-maker Boris Lehman seems a dinosaur of the 7th art.” - Marcel Leiser

" Fils d'une famille polonaise, émigrée, puis errante en Europe, Boris Lehman est né pendant la guerre, à Lausanne, où ses parents s'étaient réfugiés, en transit. Plus de quarante ans après, devenu cinéaste à Bruxelles, porteur de quelques souvenirs (photos, lettres), il revient explorer des lieux, des registres, des journaux d'époque, des bobines du Ciné-Journal, obsédé par la necessité de savoir s'il pourra tirer d'une maison, d'un vieux témoin, de la synagogue, du cimitière juif, d'une image effacée, les racines de son identité. ... Un film conçu comme une machine à remonter le temps... " - Freddy Buache

Boris Lehman : Le cinéma qui dit "Je".
" Existe-t-il, aujourd'hui, un cinéma qui filme à la première personne ? Dans une production qui se conforme inexorable-ment au modèle standardisé américain, les ˜ìuvres qui osent la subjectivité, dans l'écriture et la thématique, se font de plus en plus rares. Dans ce contexte réduc-teur, le cinéaste belge Boris Lehman apparaît comme un dinosaure du septième art. "- Marcel Leiser

" L'objet de ton travail se situe peut-être là : comme moi, mais d'une toute autre manière, tu cherches à travers le cinéma, à rassembler les preuves de ton existence. " - Richard Dindo, lettre à Boris Lehman

1990 16 mm couleur / durée 75 minutes / Belgique - Suisse
scénario et réalisation : Boris Lehman.
Assistante à la réalisation : Nora Delgado - Image : Patrice Cologne, Aldo Mugnier, Antoine-Marie Meert Son : Laurent Barbey, Martin Stricker, Henri Morelle - Montage : Daniel Devalck - Assistant au montage : Olivier Moeckli - Montage négatif : Huguette Vanvolsem - Mixage : Thierry Delor Coproduction : DOVFILM (Bruxelles), AMIDON PATERSON FILM (Genève), C.B.A., LA SEPT.
English subtitles

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Price: 

24.00 EUR

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Label: 

Re:voir

Publishing date: 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Runtime: 

75

Discs: 

1

Language: 

French

Subtitles: 

English

Region: 

Multizone

Video: 

PAL

Aspect ratio: 

4:3

Colour: 

Colour

Sound: 

DD2.0