Film tip ♡ "Int.Anouchka-Nuit" by Louise Hansenne
Documentaries and their subterfuges… Yolande Zauberman quotes Jean-Luc Godard: “All great fiction films tend towards documentary, just as all great documentaries tend toward fiction”.
We can try to untangle what’s part of the testimony and what’s the actress’ performance; what’s role-playing and what’s dramatisation; what’s a portrait, what’s therapy, what’s real and what’s metafiction. But while all these digressions hamper our access to the truth, they enhance its brilliance.
Anouchka is locked in the dual prison of the title, (the interior and the night), further augmenting the frame’s format focused on the faces, the dark backgrounds of the images, and the black, abrupt cuts, which leave us on the edge of inner abysses.
But is this really about leaving the night behind? At the end of the day, we’re left with Anouchka’s struggle to continue fluttering in the darkness…
Jimmy Deniziot (Tënk Europe)g
#shortfilm 👀 Anouchka is a 30-year-old screenwriter who works in a wine bar for a living.
With the help of her filmmaker friend Louise Hansenne, she traces her last 15 years of alcoholism in reading a screenplay based on her own experience.
But the two disagree on how the story should end.
"Int.Anouchka-Night", winner of the Tënk patron's award at FIDÉ • Festival international du documentaire émergent in 2020, is part of our special selection dedicated to the festival.