Hand studies 10

Etude pour mains 10 Film by Benoît Labourdette (1’39s, 2010). Invisible war. thumbnail Benoît Labourdette
Film by Benoît Labourdette (1’39s, 2010).
6 August 2010. Published by Leny Müh.

Invisible war.

In a world made of mistrust, a society at several speeds, where the different “socio-cultural classes” mingle without wanting to take a look : there are beggars, who see everyone at the same level, who know, them, that there is a kind of civil war that is everywhere, especially in places of passage and trade.

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Hands, or rather the hand, is a subject that matters to movies shot with handheld cameras : the camera in one hand, that films the other hand. With mobile phones, filming his feet was a recurring figure, because when turned on the phone, in a horizontal position, we see his feet. On the other hand, with a digital camera that is facing you, it is vertical when it turned on. So often the other hand appears in the image. This hand can become a topic.