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The Flip Side – Comptoir du doc invites Court Métrange!
5 October 2020 à 20 h30 - 10:30 pm
Monday, October 5 at 8:30 pm
Comptoir du doc invites Court Métrange!
" You seem odd-of-it! "
Lenght : 1 hr 22 min
VOSTF (Foreign films with subtitles)
Arvor Cinema prices
This event contains content that may not be suitable for young viewers. Discretion advised.
As part of (Super) Short Métrange, the Comptoir du doc association is launching a series of new
films entitled, "The Flip Side."
From a challenge to bring the realms of documentary and fiction together on the same subject emerged this cross-pollinating session.
Let’s be honest… we accepted this crazy invite because we like "bar buddy banter" despite the
bickering it may or should breed. Nothing predestined the two realms mentioned above to engage in any kind of banter given the stratospheres that supposedly
The common thread in this session’s films is that of their misfit characters for whom the norm
is foreign, alienating them from society. These social outcasts speak out from the fringes inwards
on a world whose modus operandi is impervious. The topics of normalcy, the relationship to the Other, exclusion and suffering raise questions and concern.
They are the crux of Fantastic cinema, but documentaries have proven, time and time again, that no one
has the monopoly on misery. Here’s to difference!
L’Ordre , directed by Jean-Daniel Pollet (44 mins, France, 1974, documentary)
In 1904, the Greek government transformed the islet of Spinalonga into a leper colony. Those forced to live there did so autonomously up until 1956 when they were transferred back to the mainland and placed in a hospital in Athens. In 1973, one of them tells his story.
Folie douce folie dure , directed by Marine Laclotte (17 mins, France, 2017, documentary, animation)
A stroll through the day-to-day of several psychiatric institutions, offering outsiders an inside view on these out-of-the-ordinary residents and a world all their own.
The Day My Mother Became a Monster , directed by Joséphine Hopkins (23 mins, France, 2017, fantastic)
Candice has been living alone with her mother since her parents got divorced. As her birthday nears, so does her excitement at the idea of seeing her dad. Her mother’s deeply unsettling behavior in response upsets the balance between them, plummeting both into a terrifying nightmare.
PRESENTED IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION AT THE 2018 EDITION OF COURT MÉTRANGE.