Angle mort / Blind Spot
Lotfi AchourTunisia, France / 2021 / 13' 13''
Tuesday, 07. 06.,
Cinema SC, 20:00 h
Friday, 10. 06.,
Theatre &TD, 18:30 h
Under the dictatorship of Ben Ali, on the 7thof October 1991, a man is kidnapped in the bathroom of a public company, somewhere in a town in the south of Tunisia. He was tortured, killed and then vanished without ever being found. Nearly thirty years later, he comes back to talk to us. Calm, quite cold, surgical, free of affect, he focuses on the facts and the people, the places and the time, their entanglement in his memory and revives ours. It enables us to bring to the surface what we have voluntarily or involuntarily decided to bury, to repress from our collective history. He carries us alongside him in the meanders of this memory, by taking over the question of his mother: “Where did you abandon my son’s body?”
Actor, author, director, stage director and theater director living between Paris and Tunis, Lotfi Achour wrote and directed over 25 theater creations that he brought to stage in London, Paris, Avignon, Lebanon, Jordan. Lotfi Achour studied the theater at La Sorbonne and the documentary film making at Ateliers Varan in Paris. He directed four short fiction films selected and awarded at Clermont-Ferrand, New York. His previous short film, Father, was purchased by France 3 and financed by the region Ile-de-France. The film received 90 selections, including 30 festival awards and was screened on different television channels.
A.P.A Artistes Producteurs Associés
Lotfi Achour, Nathalie Duport de Pontcharra
categoriesGRAND COMPETITION - SHORT FILM 2