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Country: France
Year: 2020
Duration: 51'
Projection format: DCP
Colour: Colour
Language: French
Direction: Pascale Bodet
Cinematographer: Pascale Bodet
Editor: Pascale Bodet, Agnès Bruckert, Serge Bozon
Sound: Benjamin Laurent
Music: Olaf Hund
Production: Pascale Bodet, Les Films du Carry (Michèle Soulignac)

Filmography: Baleh-baleh (2021), Nearly a Century (2019), No Key (2018), The Art (2015), Six-Piece Suit(e) (2012), The Square of Fortune (2010).

Cinéma du réel, BAFICI, Côté Court Festival.

Spanish premiere 

A baleh-baleh is a canopy bed. It's a luxury. Something desirable, perhaps. It is also a word that appears in an Asian tale that Pascale Bodet, the filmmaker, gave to a friend. A tale full of metamorphosis. A tale about the desire for power. A tale from another time and another place, in the hands of a man from France and in this present time. A tale that, when this man found it, made him talk and made him think. What does it mean to truly find a tale or a story? It unleashes questions in us. Questions that we ask ourselves in solitude and questions that we ask others, and that others ask us. Questions about the tale and questions about ourselves. Questions, for example, about work. About earning one's living. About feeling like a stonecutter, a rich person, king, or sun. About living or surviving. About the logic of desires. All this is Baleh-baleh, a film of questions. A portrait, too. A portrait of a man with a story in his hands and various stories in his life. The encounter of this man with three women. What we can guess about them and their stories, past and future, while they also think of this tale. Or perhaps not. It may be something else. He's over there somewhere, rebellious, small, silent, a puppy. Perhaps Baleh-baleh is simply the story of a puppy. Of a puppy without a story. Or perhaps, as in the tale, it is everything in succession, a film with stories and a film without a story. An invitation to think stonecutter, rich man, king, but also sun, cloud, stone. 

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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