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Is it a true story telling?

Screening of the new film by Clio Simon as a part of the festival Hors Pistes
January 26,
8 p.m.
Centre Pompidou
niveau -1, cinéma 2

Free entry

A film to listen to, punctuated by a few "minutes Lumière". Accompanied by Maurice Godelier, the director Clio Simon questions the crisis of bound with reception of immigration services in France. This film has also a considerable burlesque sound dimension with the help of Ircam-Centre Pompidou.

An overflowing boat, the jungle in Calais, a waiting line. Men, members of the Cour National du Droit d'Asile (CNDA) directed by a "rogue wave" machine must decide on the fate of other men: welcome or turn back.

Film producer Clio Simon, influenced by the anthropological works by Maurice Godelier focuses on stories of migration. Waves of migration or waves of outraged people, which wave is it? Since the beginning of the 2000s, scientists have qualified phenomenal waves as "rogue"; surging forth from nowhere, unpredictable, and responsible for numerous drownings. The sound facet of this film is substantial with the contribution from the composer Javier Elipe Gimeno. The two artists met as students—one at the Fresnoy and the other at IRCAM—and have already created Le diable écoute together.

Clio Simon producer
Javier Elipe Gimeno original music

Recorded Music
Fanny Vicens accordion
Charlotte Testu bass
Benny Sluchin trombone

Sébastien Naves IRCAM computer music design

An IRCAM/ Hors Pistes-Centre Pompidou, Le Fresnoy-Studio national des arts contemporains coproduction.
  • Clio Simon  © Ulysse del Drago - Festival du nouveau cinéma
    Clio Simon © Ulysse del Drago - Festival du nouveau cinéma
  • Is it a true story telling?  © 2017 - Clio Simon
    Is it a true story telling? © 2017 - Clio Simon
  • Is it a true story telling?  © 2017 - Clio Simon
    Is it a true story telling? © 2017 - Clio Simon
  • La convention  © 2017 - Clio Simon
    La convention © 2017 - Clio Simon
  • En répétition dans un studio à l'Ircam  © 2017 - Clio Simon
    En répétition dans un studio à l'Ircam © 2017 - Clio Simon

Hors Pistes

Hors Pistes is an annual Centre Pompidou multidisciplinary event that explores a current issue in contemporary art. The 13th edition, in January 2018, will explore the idea of nation and its fictive dimension.