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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Des Christs mar milliers

Fortnight 1970, Feature film, 95'

Synopsis

When a museum depicting the violence man inflicts on himself opens, a doctor, a woman and a museum official go through the building before the grand opening. Discussing the subject matter, their attention quickly turns to the May Day riots that plagued Paris. This symbolic film tries to portray all victims of violence as Christlike figures. Stock footage of war and suffering are used to underscore the effectiveness of the subject matter in this uneven feature.

Director

Philippe Arthuys

Philippe Arthuys is a french musician and director born in Paris in 1928. He died in 2010.He worked for The Office de Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française (ORTF) with Pierre Schaeffer et Pierre Henry. Besides his work as a musician, screenwriter and director, he participated in different shows (theatre, ballet, circus).

Alain Dorval
Danièle Delorme
Douchka
Jean Vilar
Nadine Basile
Pierre Tabard

Screenplay
d’après “la passion selon St Matthieu” de J.S. Bach

S.M.E.P.A 9, squre Pétrarque Paris 16e