BFM — 39
BFM — 39

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Directed by Olivier ZabatItalian title: Discussioni [t.l.]
France / 2019 / 108 min.
Colour / O.V. / Subtitles: sub. it.
Ron Coleman

Ron Coleman and his wife Karen Taylor welcome in their home people from all over Europe. Their guests hear invasive voices commenting on their thoughts and their daily actions. Together, they discuss the impact these voices have on their lives and social identities, leading each one of them to confront with those voices. This introduces an in-depth discussion about the world and human beings’ function. In scenes ranging from family reunions to students’ conferences, «insanity» is not considered in terms of a disconnection from reality but in terms of its connection with it.


Olivier Zabat –– (Grenoble, France, 1965) graduated in fine arts, pursues a path of independent art and filmmaking. His documentaries have been screened in international art centers, at FIDMarseille and in the avant-garde sections of festivals such as the Venice International Film Festival, the BAFICI in Buenos Aires, and Locarno Film Festival, or in special programs like Art21/Day for Night in New York. He lives in Paris and has taught filmmaking at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Lyon since 2006.

Filmografia essenziale

Arguments (doc., 2019)

Silent minutes (short doc., 2013)

Perspective du sous-sol (Basement Perspective, short, 2012)

Fading (doc., 2010)

1/3 des yeux (1/3 of the Eyes, doc., 2004)

Miguel and the Mines (doc., 2002)

Zona Oeste (short doc., 2001)

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