Ciné-Club April: La Terre de la folie
Date: Ve, 2012-04-20 17:30 - 21:00
Prix:Free entry - Rights of admission reserved
La Terre de la folie/ Land of Madness
Friday, 20 April 2012
5.30 & 7.30 pm
Director : Luc Moullet
2010, 90 min
« The great-grand-nephew of the great-grandfather of my great-great-grandmother one day had killed the mayor of the village with a pick, his woman and the rural policeman, guilty of having moved his goat from ten yards. It provided me a good starting point… There were many others behaviors of the same type in the family”.
Native of the Southern Alps, Luc Moullet noticed that cases of mental illness were particularly numerous in his region: murder, dismemberment, suicide, immolation among his family, friends and the various "criminal affairs" of the last 100 years. With his imperturbable seriousness and his irony, he takes note and studies the causes and the consequences of these local psychic phenomena. Moullet, the most burlesque director of the Nouvelle Vague, deals with macabre stories, so much unusual that they become comic. He explores the cases of murderous dementia in his place of origin and it isn’t sad.