7 Ans

7 Years

Maïté is married to Vincent, who has just been sentenced to seven years in jail. Their relationship is based on two weekly encounters in the prison‘s visiting booth, the only place where they can rebuild an intimacy which inevitably differs from the standards of ordinary life. I wanted to write very short and simple scenes, in which silence would often be more meaningful than words. I filmed gestures, postures, glances, smiles, faces that lie to avoid sinking. I wanted these images to be the physical, sensual and emotional traces of an impossible dialogue. For my characters are not intended to be related to psychology or commentary. They go through ordeals and try to make the best of their situation, however difficult it might be. (Jean-Pascal Hattu)

Competition Fiction 2007
Jean-Pascal Hattu
France 2006
86 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Jean-Pascal Hattu, Gilles Taurand, Guillaume Daporta
Cinematography Pascal Poucet
Editing Anne Klotz
Music Franck Delabre
With Valérie Donzelli, Cyril Troley, Bruno Todeschini, Pablo De La Torre, Nakia Kaci
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