Life is on the Other Side

Direction
Year
2011
Country
  • France
Runtime
58min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

"Death is perfect happiness," rejoiced my grandmother when celebrating her 90th birthday on the occasion of one of those macabre farces that only her family could stage.


Happiness also seems perfect in the 1943 images shot by her and her relatives, refugees in Chambon-sur-Lignon. As if being playful and laughing at death were the only way to exorcise the phantom. It is this obsession that I brought with me to Benares, in India, where the living and the dead share the same territory.

Details

  • Original Title
    LA VIE EST AILLEURS
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Elsa Quinette
  • Editing
    Claire Atherton
  • Runtime
    58 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2011
  • Country
    • France
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • International Documentary Film Festival of Marseille, France
    • DocBuenosAires, Muestra international de ciné, Argentina
    • Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey
    • Art en Exil Festival, Paris, France
    • French Institut of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
    • VidéoFID, Marseille, France
    • Vidéo Les Beaux Jours, Strasbourg, France
    • Cinéma Le figuier blanc, Argenteuil/Paris, France
    • Espace 1789, Saint-Ouen/Paris, France
  • Awards
    • Georges de Beauregard National Prize, IDFMarseille 2011

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