1972

La Chambre

The Room

Belgium, 1972 / 16mm / Color / 11 min


“ Je respire mais bien couchée dans mon lit. C'est le lendemain de la fin de Monterey.”

La Chambre

Belgium, 1972 / 16mm / Color / 11 min

Editing: Geneviève Luciani

Photography: Babette Mangolte

Two 360° travelling shots describe the space of a room as a succession of still lives: a chair, some fruit on a table, solitary, waiting objects.

Glimpsed within these movements, one sole presence: a young women sitting on a bed. The third shot stops in mid-course, to reverse its movement and reframe the young woman who is eating an apple.


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