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Unrest

Ευρωπαϊκή Πρεμιέρα European Premiere
Ντοκιμαντέρ / Documentary, Γαλλία / France, 2017, 45′, DCP, Έγχρ. / Color Με ήχο / Sound, Γαλλικά / French

Σκηνοθεσία / Direction Philippe Grandrieux Σενάριο / Screenplay Philippe Grandrieux Μοντάζ / Editing Philippe Grandrieux Corinne Thévenon Φωτογραφία / Photography Philippe Grandrieux Ήχος / Sound Philippe Grandrieux Παραγωγός / Producer Annick Lemonnier Παραγωγή / Production Epileptic Ηθοποιοί / Cast Nathalie Remadi, Lilas Nagoya Προέλευση ταινίας / Film Source Epileptic

Unrest is the third movement of a triptych by Philippe Grandrieux whose common thread is anxiety. The theme of Unrest is “la petite mort.” The theme of this trilogy is “bare life.” “The Greeks [...] used two terms [for life]: zoē [‘bare life’], which expressed the simple fact of living common to all living beings (animals, men, or gods), and bios [‘qualified life’], which indicated the form or way of living proper to an individual or a group.” It was in the context of this concept of “bare life” as devel- oped by Giorgio Agamben that I wanted to come closer to a body that stands outside of any symbolic taxonomy that would trace upon that body the lines of our affiliation to the human community; to come clos- er to the living, to life – “bigger, stronger than everything” – that gathers together in one opacity, one enigma, the destiny of men and animals.

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The 9th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival is carried out in the context of “Cinephilia in the New Age II” which is funded by the European Union — European Regional Development Fund (Operational Programme ROP ATTIKI of NSRF 2014-2020). All actions are carried out under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.