STORY TOLD BY JEAN DOUGNAC
Direction: Noëlle Pujol
Writer: Claire Atherton
Cinematographer: Noëlle Pujol
In the confined space of a bedroom, an old man lying on his bed has been waiting for me for thirty years. He has a secret and is dying to reveal it. I set my camera at the foot of the bed. It is not an interview, but a polyphonic monologue in one long static shot. Juggling with two tongues, French and Occitan, Jean Dougnac tells me the story of my parents, from whom I was separated at birth. A family tragedy is about to be exposed. But it is only the background to other cinematographic and political stories, other lives in motion, explored through words.
Prix du GNCR FID Marseille 2010
FID Marseille, Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cerbère, 15èmes Rencontres du cinéma documentaire, Cinéma le Mélies, Montreuil, Festival International du film de la Roche sur Yon.
Noëlle Pujol was born in 1972, in Saint Girons, and now works between France, Germany and Hungary. She graduated from the High School of Fine Arts in Paris and Le Fresnoy National Studio of Contemporary Arts. Her practice spans documentary films, video installations, photography and drawings. Since 1998 Noëlle had numerous presentations of her work in contemporary art spaces and international film festivals, such as Indie Lisboa, International festival of Locarno, and the International Documentary Festival of Marseille.
Elles étaient une fois monmon… (2010)
Les animaux de Tirana (2009)
All the children but one (2008)
Rien n’a été fait (2007)
Zôon Politikon (2006)
Le Ver (2006)
Le Préparateur (2006)
VAD (Visite à Domicile) (2002)