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La bête humaine

Gray House Matthew Booth, Austin Lynch

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First we recognize the face of actor Denis Lavant, in the role of a Texas fisherman, performing a series of precise, methodical actions. Then we see Aurore Clément, familiar from her roles in Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas and Louis Malle’s Lacombe Lucien. Between these two familiar faces, Gray House focuses on the workers in an enormous oil field in North Dakota, and the inmates of a women’s prison in Oregon, profiling these two spaces where humanity applies unsustainable pressure both on people and places. On the border between fiction and documentary, this film by Austin Lynch and Matthew Booth explores gaps between art and labour, between reality and its representation, between privilege and oppression.

Presented in collaboration with CSN

Gray House

  • Country : United States
  • Year : 2017
  • V.O : English
  • Duration : 76 MIN
  • Cinematography : Matthew Booth
  • Editing : Matthew Booth, Austin Lynch
  • Production : Jeremy Alter, Elda Bravo, Joe Graham-Felsen, Austin Lynch, Sabrina S. Sutherland
  • Sound Design : Joel Dougherty, Nicolai Flindt Philip

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