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Entre terre et ciel
Between Earth and Sky
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Maria Gans

IMAGE

Maria Gans

SON

Maria Gans

MONTAGE

Nathalie Plicot

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

HEAD (Haute École d'art et de design)

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

HEAD (Haute École d'art et de design)

ISAN : ISAN 0000-0003-C47D-0000-J-0000-0000-H
  • Suisse | 2014 | 31 minutes
  • Un film de Maria Gans

La jeune cinéaste, qui vient d’obtenir son diplôme, vit une profonde dépression en découvrant les contradictions entre art et vie. Elle réussira à surmonter ce malaise à travers la rencontre avec un peintre roumain, qui, bien qu’atteint d’une maladie incurable, continue sereinement à peindre en attendant la fin de sa vie. Un film sur l’irrésistible transmission de la sagesse et de l’espoir.

The filmmaker, a recent film school graduate, falls into a deep depression after realising the contradictions between art and life. She thinks about suicide. But death is never a remedy for doubt. So she grabs the first opportunity life gives her to get out of this impasse. During a stay in Bucharest, she gets to know the Romanian painter Matei Serban Sandu, who, though suffering from an incurable disease, calmly continues to paint while awaiting the end of his life. At their rst encounter, he tells her: “Human beings don’t choose their time of death.” From then on, she follows him in everyday life, adopts his way of thinking and grows up at his side. The dialogues between the artist, who is working on large paintings, and the young woman with her camera provide enough energy to continue living. Entre ciel et terre is not only a very personal analysis of death as the path to consciousness of the gift of life, but also the story of an irresistible transmission of wisdom and hope.
(Luciano Barisone)

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