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ORDINARY VARIATIONS

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ORDINARY VARIATIONS (Variations Ordinaires)

ORDINARY VARIATIONS (Variations Ordinaires)

original title:

VARIATIONS ORDINAIRES

directed by:

screenplay:

producer:

production:

Boudu, Le Fresnoy-Studio national des arts contemporains

distribution:

country:

France/Italy

year:

2012

film run:

48'

format:

DCP - colour

status:

Ready (23/11/2012)

festival & awards:

A poetical-political experience takes place in Roubaix, a town with an industrial past which is considered today as the most depressed area of France. For six months, Anna Marziano makes sound recordings in different public spaces - as streets, parks, swimming-pools, commercial malls, social centers, schools, theatres, bars and hospitals… - invariably asking the same question to the passers-by. She proposed to recall one or more phrases that a friend, a relative or a passer-by addressed to us, in a recent or remote past... A phrase that transformed us. These voices flow along thirteen long shots of different crossing spaces, creating a sort of cartography of micro-transformations of human trajectories.
A work on the dynamic character of individual identity. A relational praxis in an urban community. A way of understanding cinema as a public space.