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Aurélia Steiner - Vancouver
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Marguerite Duras

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Les Films du Losange

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Gemini films, Benoît Jacob Vidéo

ISAN : non renseigné - en savoir plus
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"Celle qui 'écrit' le texte évoque ses parents morts en déportation : sa mère morte en lui donnant naissance, son père pendu pour avoir volé de la soupe pour elle. Parfois, elle semble s’adresser à ce père, parfois à un jeune marin à qui elle s’offre." (Dominique Noguez, 1984)

Aurélia Steiner (Vancouver) begins with a crack noticed in the stonework. Then the horizon appears, which has ‘the evenness of a huge crossing-out’. A smooth, frail voice intones, ‘I love you, beyond my strength. I do not know you.’ It is an incantation that digs into the film with its mystery, undermining its every image; river banks, clouds and trees. All these places with no origin or reference. ‘I am beautiful, so beautiful I am a stranger to myself. My name is Aurélia Steiner. I am your girl. I am informed about you, through me.’ ‘I’, ‘you’ ... But what ‘I’, what ‘you’? Carried off by these fluctuating identities, and by the conjugation of all the tenses, the text is borne along by a multiple voice, with ghosts passing through, over three generations of a Jewish family. Gradually, this slow montage of black and white panoramas together seems to echo this name that might carry within it a landscape: Aurélia Steiner as water and stone? It in any case carries within it a whole memory: ‘Aurélia is there or elsewhere. She is broken, scattered throughout the film. She is there, as elsewhere, in every Jew; the first generation is her, as is the last

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