Eleonore de Montesquiou
(France)

Eléonore de Montesquiou (1970) is a French-Estonian artist, filmmaker, writer and activist based in Berlin and Tallinn.

Eléonore de Montesquiou’s work revolves around the articulation between private and official histories, personal and national identities. It tackles the intricacies and ambiguities of living in the margins, based on her personal experience of up rootedness. Eléonore is primarily working with video, she tapes testimonies, creating prosthetic memories of repressed histories. In her documentary-informed works, her camera becomes the voice of these voiceless people. Her work is based on a documentary approach, translated in films, drawings and texts; it deals mainly with issues of integration/immigration/meaning of a nation in Estonia, giving voice to the Russian community. A few years ago, she started working with asylum seekers from French speaking countries in Estonia.

Filmography
Experiment Katja
2020
Sans Retour
2017
Olga & Olga
2017
Le General
2017
Feu
2017
Commando Sacko
2017
Diamonds
2017
Women of Cerbère
2014
Present Tense
2014
Horses, People, Time
2013
Radiotehnika
2012
Remember
2012
Kinozal
2010
Vabrik
2010
Kreenholm
2009
Kalamees
2009
Naine
2009
Keel
2009
Die Pendlerinnen
2008
Emilia & Joanna
2008
Sillamäe
2006
Olga Olga Helena
2005
Par exemple, ebenthal
2004
Delta
2004
My Home Is My Castle
2001

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