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De sable et de ciment - Lettre à Élias
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  • Espagne, Belgique | 2003 | 58 minutes | Beta digital
  • Un film de Jorge León

Le point de départ du film est la mort d'une femme, d'une amie. Ana est née à Lisbonne en 1953 et fuit la dictature de Salazar à l'âge de 16 ans, enceinte. Ana se suicide à Bruxelles en 1993. D'une date à l'autre, une vie défile, un portrait possible s'esquisse. D'une date à l'autre, une femme vacille entre révolte et désespoir. Le film, puzzle initiatique, affronte à coups d'images et de sons le trouble généré par l'absence.

Ana was born in Lisbon in 1953 and committed suicide in Brussels in 1993. Between these two dates, a lifetime goes by a potential portrait is sketched out. Between these two dates a woman sways between revolt and despair. The film, an initiation puzzle, confronts the trouble generated by absence through images and sounds. The film starts with the death of a woman, a friend. Ana was born in Lisbon. Pregnant, at the age of 16, she fled the dictatorship of Salazar. Marco, her son, was born in Brussels, a city where Ana obtained the status of political refugee and died in 1993. It is impossible to build a life on rotten foundations. Ana passed this observation on to me before killing herself, as if passing on a will. The film recounts my journey, physical and mental, during which, accompanied by Marco, I went take her life. What is left of life when memory takes over? The film raises questions and builds itself on the images and sounds these questions trigger.