Earth. 2056. Gaspard, aged 100, writes a video letter for his grandson born on Mars and taht he’d like to see one last time. He tells his story from childhood to old age with his hopes, fears and loves...
Previously on screen as an actor with Godard and Van Dormael, Harry Cleven with this fifth feature film as a director delivers an aesthetic and metaphysically tormented work, where the narrator-hero embodies a disturbing alter-ego of he filmmaker, born the same year. Mixing live footage and animation: his masked actors become the puppets of fate. In fascinating miniature sets, coloured with post-apocalyptic tints sometimes reminiscent of Mamuro Oshii’s Avalon, Zeria expresses the fear of our extinction and the hopes of future generations.
10/09 • 19h45 • Screen 300 In the presence of the director Harry Cleven