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ANNOTATIONS (writer, director)
Based on Christophe’s fiction writings, some of which were published in the literary monthly EUROPE, this film is a poetic, humorous portrayal of one man’s heroic attempt to record the minute details of which life is made.
UK, 2001, 35mm, B&W, 14 minutes - produced by Poisson Rouge Pictures Ltd in association with Saltire Film and Television Productions and Retina Productions and with the support of Scottish Screen National Lottery Fund.
The press about ANNOTATIONS:
Nick Bradshaw from Time Out wrote:
“Layering images and texts, ideas and allusions into a portrait of a self-occupied 'annotator' - a man trying to find a space for himself between the lines of life - it's quite recondite, but dreamily different, and packs a plaintive beauty”.
Adam Pew from the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television wrote:
“Full of Borgesian riddles and allegories, and criss-crossed with puzzles and stories, Christophe Gérard’s whimsical, imaginative short is a delightful fable of worlds within worlds”.
17 selections to date - several in Catégorie A International Festivals’ competition.