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Jeune femme à sa fenêtre lisant une lettre

Country: France
Year: 1983
Duration: 47'
Direction: Jean-Claude Rousseau

Super-8, transfer DCP 


In his work filmed in Super 8, Jean-Claude Rousseau radically assumed some of the material properties of the format to stamp an ascetic sensuality on the filming, sound and assemblage of his Kodachrome cartridges. His poetry is not born of intellectual reflection but of a contradictory, living process motivated by the encounter with a transforming vision. His first film, presented in this session in a new digitised version which the director himself oversaw, is the very genesis of this process.

Jeune femme à sa fenêtre lisant une lettre

It is hard to see the landscape through the window. A street, a canal, the view of Delft, the port maybe. We are indoors, bathed in daylight. On the wall, the maps are bigger than the paintings, but we do not know where we are. The woman is by the window. She is standing, reading a letter. She has forgotten what the landscape is about after staring at the letter for too long. It could be any landscape, any pinpoint on the map.

Carlos Saldaña

Carlos Saldaña is an archive technician. He coordinated 16mm and Super 8 film digitisation projects as part of his studies at the film school Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola. He continued his training by working at ANIM (Portuguese Cinematheque) and the José Val del Omar Archive. He has organised and presented film and video screenings in different cities and at various institutions. He is currently working with Asociación Lumière on the translation and edition of publications.

This new 2K digital version of Jeune femme à sa fenêtre lisant une lettre has been produced at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola (EQZE) from the original Super-8 film and is part of a research project developed entirely by a team of students and teachers at the centre.

Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural EspañolaPlan de Recuperación, Transformación y ResilienciaFinanciado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU
With the support of
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteFundación Caja NavarraGoethe InstitutCanadá InternationalCasa ÁrabeCineteca MadridAsociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios AudiovisualesInstitut FrançaisEmbajada de Portugal en MadridCamões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal
Member of
PantallaIberofestLa MestaThe Red Balloon
Filmoteca de Navarra
Museo Oteiza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Centre Cinématographique Marocain
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Cineteca Bologna
The Film Foundation
World Cinema Project
Cinemateca Portuguesa
Radio 3
Filmoteca Española
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
CTL 59
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
Festival de Cine y Dentistas
Horror Online Art
FICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)
FAN, Festival de Anime de Navarra
Lo que viene
Muestra de cine español
Filmmaking for social change
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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