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Ecstasy
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Moara Passoni

AUTEUR(S)

David Barker, Fernando Epstein

IMAGE

Janice d'Avila

MONTAGE

David Barker, Fernando Epstein

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Petra Costa, Busca Vida Filmes

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

Busca Vida Filmes

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COMMENT VISIONNER CE FILM ?

DOCU-FICTION

"Que se passe-t-il dans le corps et l'esprit d'une femme quand elle décide de ne plus lutter contre l'anorexie, mais de s'en servir pour changer radicalement sa vie, son apparence, et surtout son rapport au monde extérieur ? En s'inspirant de sa propre vie, la réalisatrice Moara Passoni reconstitue visuellement un état de conscience altéré. Une expérience viscérale aux accents de David Cronenberg à ses débuts."
(Giona A. Nazzaro - Visions du Réel)

DOCU-FICTION

"The debut film by the Brazilian filmmaker Moara Passoni tells the story of her alter ego Clara from the age of 7 until she turns 18. But it is told from the inside and in episodes that create an overall picture of her state during the years in which she struggled with anorexia. A luminous and sensitive aesthetic frames her autobiographical fiction, but the weightless form makes sense in a film that hovers between self-destructive ecstasy and young anxiety. The light radiates through the images with a ghostly transparency, as Passoni navigates between intimacy and politics. Why does Clara want to be so light? Beauty ideals and social pressure play an important role in a film that is both deeply personal and addresses the politics of the human body, and where what we do not see is often just as decisive as what we see. Ecstasy [...] bears witness to the fact the Brazilian cinema is thriving, against all odds. With her debut film as a director, Passoni has made a mark as one of the great names of today."
(CPH:DOX 2020)

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