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Panorama - Against the Grain

Éloge de l'ombre Catherine Martin

Éloge de l'ombre

In this deeply poetic documentary essay, director Catherine Martin explores three aspects of the vast subject of darkness. Interwoven with the aesthetic reflections of author Jun'ichir? Tanizaki, Éloge de l’ombre begins by considering Japan’s unique relationship with darkness. Through the work of artisans and the stillness of empty spaces, we discover a world in which shadows are celebrated rather than feared. The leitmotif of creation becomes a pretext for questioning the place of darkness in visual art and cinema through encounters with artists who look into the dark and find glimmers of light. (SC)

Presented in collaboration with the Observatoire du cinéma au Québec (OCQ) and the Département d'Histoire de l'art et d'études cinématographiques (UDEM, Université de Montréal)

Éloge de l'ombre

  • Country : Canada (Quebec)
  • Year : 2023
  • V.O : French, Japanese
  • Subtitles : French or English
  • Duration : 86 MIN
  • Cinematography : Catherine Martin
  • Cinematography : Mathieu Laverdière
  • Cinematography : Jean Fugazza
  • Editing : Catherine Martin
  • Production : Catherine Martin
  • Music : Robert Marcel Lepage
  • Sound Design : Simon Gervais
Filmography of Catherine Martin :

Mariages (2001)
Océan (2002)
L’esprit des lieux (2006)
Une jeune fille (2013)
Certains de mes amis (2017)

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