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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

La Mémoire Courte

Fortnight 1979, Feature film, 1h45

Synopsis

« Eichmann is not the only one. » He was not the only one in 1944. He was not the only one in 1962. And he is not the only one today, in 1979. The fiflthy beast is here. What happens when a character with no history, like the Judith Mesnil of film, is confrotned to History ? And what happens when a director born in Argentina, which has been the refuge of opportunists and fascist executionners, is confronted to their return and their reinsertion in Europe when he thought he had run from them forever ? This is it. This is « The Short Memory ». Eduardo DE GREGORIO

Director

Eduardo De Gregorio

Born in Argentina, De Gregorio is a teacher at la Nouvelle Sorbonne and la FEMIS (Paris). After studying philosophy and literature, he settled down in Paris. He started working as a screenwriter for Bertolucci and Rivette. In 1976, he started as a director and wrote the screenplay Serail, then La Mémoire courte starring Nathalie Baye and Philppe Léotard. His first two movies participated in festivals in New York, Lodon, Edimbourg and Cannes. In the 80’s, Corps perdus won 6 awards at the Argentinian Cinema festival of Santa Fe. After 12 years absence, he came back in 2001 with a story of dream and tango: Tangos volés.

Adrian Brine
Benoît Jacquot
Bulle Ogier
Hermine Karagheuz
Jacques Rivette
Marie Jaoul
Martine Simonet
Nathalie Baye
Philippe Léotard

Screenplay
Eduardo de Gregorio, Edgardo Cozarinsky

Image
William Lubtchansky

Editing
Nicole Lubtchansky

Music
Michel Portal

Production : UNITÉ TROIS – PARADISE FILMS, Paris