For its 30 year anniversary, Saarlandisches Filmbüro invites Pierre Villemin to a meeting with the public, and to show a panorama of his work from 2005 till 2017 with three short films between documentaries and experimental movies.
Projection followed by a Q&A
- Mémoire Carbone (2005, 20') (Mention of Youth Jury, Festival of short movies, Clermont-Ferrand, 2006)
April 2004. Coal mining in Lorraine (France) became history, which led to the closing down of its last mine shaft, at a place known as 'La Houve' near Creutzwald, Moselle.
This film is the result of a poetic reading exploring the dividing line between perception and reality. This is a ghostly vision, a metaphor of the disappearance of the last pit workers. A sensorial experience which invites the viewer to witness a story coming to an end.
- Les Saisons (2008, 12') (co-réal. Jean Villemin, exhibition in Berlin, Deutschland, Saarlandishen Galerie, and in Metz, France, Musées de la Cour d'or, 2008)
In Berlin, a poetic wandering on Theodor Fontane's tracks. Realized within the framework of a stock grant of the General Council of the Moselle.
- Du côté de la réalité immédiate (2017, 40') (official selection festival Côté Court Pantin 2017)
Extracts of texts, conferences, interviews, speech… this movie "fit of bad temper" expresses a certain form of our society became complex, between false technological progress, to propaganda, to addiction, to marketing and to a surge… And a conclusion as a fiction of the science towards a better world …
Pierre Villemin teaches video at the Art school in Metz Ecole Supérieure d'Art de Lorraine.
Since 1999 he is interested by reports between text/voice/images.
Worked as cameraman for documentaries for french TV. Between 2002 and 2014, he made with his brother Jean Villemin, poetic videos. Since 2016 he is working on personal experimental documentaries.
Website : https://pierrevillemin.wordpress.com/