DARK ON DARK
Lo Thivolle | France 2017 | 73 Min. | OmeU
In his autoethnographic film, filmmaker Thivolle takes us right into the gray areas of reality, the relationship between two continents and two people, who do not bow to the attribution of preasigned roles. In the streets of Toulouse he lets us in on his encounter with the homeless Nigerian prince Boureima. Each trapped in their own solitudes, one acquaints the other with his father. King of a city in Nigeria, or the main character in Éliane de Latour’s film? In nocturnal rambles, Boureima and Thivolle weave a dialogue between kingdom, colony and friendship and make us question what it is to be one’s self.
Director, Cinematography, Sound, Editing, Production: Lo Thivolle
Laceno d’Oro 42 / Mention Special / 2017 / Italie Jury (Abel Ferrara, Giovanni Cioni, Ross Sutherland, Francesco Clerici, Giulio Casadei) ” DARK ON DARK. The night of a philosopher-bum illuminates the night of the society beginning from a square, always a way station. A portrait and a friendship growing in time, layer after layer, digging into the complexity of French colonial history, leading to an interrogation on the other .”
Vision du réel / Compétition International New regards / 2017
Festival du cinéma réel / Compétition international / Nuoro Sardaigne / 2017
Human Rights Film Festival of Barcelona / Paris/ NYC 2017
MICE – Mostra Internationcional de Cinema Etnografico / 2018 / Espagne
Eneagrama Festival de Cine Experimental / 2018 / Argentine
Parana internation film festival / 2018 / Argentine
BICC – BIENAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE CIENTÍFICO RONDA – MADRID ( 2018 )
Santander Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente, SANFICI (2019)
DADASAHEB PHALKE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ( INDIA 2019 )
Madrid Human Rights Film Festival ( Espagne 2019 )
In my thesis on urban anthropology, my encounter with J Rouch’s films led me to take a camera and stray into the paths of life in cinema by doing “As if…. ». Soon my meeting with Caroline Beuret and my various experiences with Gilles Dinnematin and Danilo Catti opened up a whole universe of possibilities for me. Then, it was my first job as assistant director of JF Neplaz in the star polygon. This confirmed my desire to de-realize images and sounds. I invite the verb to live, in connection with the two twin sisters, Marseille and Algiers. I try to live in the cinema, and maybe the world. There will be Vautier, Kateb, Zinet, Muel, Renaud, Kramer whom I look like fireflies in the distance, trying not to look too much behind. Recently, Ouhaib Mortada joined us, inviting us to visit these beautiful black mines, discover the history of Ahemd Bouanani… Recently, I have been going back to the heart of my cinema gesture by living in Fernand Deligny’s “the image is autistic”, and by discovering the images of his daughter Caroline.