QUAND EST-CE QUE JE LES AI VUS EMBRASSER
Baptiste Janon | 18 Min. | Belgium 2013 | OmeU
Sitting in the back of taxis late at night, in the privacy this situation affords us, we take a walk on the wild side with a driver who recounts one of his past sexual encounters with a female customer. As the different driver’s narratives unfold, the night reveals a universe filled with the fantasies and scents of previously untold stories, where time stands still. And in the anonymity made possible by the darkness and the confines of the taxi, certain cracks appear, moments of distraction that the drivers have experienced, and a haunting fear of becoming lost in the darkness. The narrator’s voices sketch out the distinctive atmosphere of the night, with its mix of dampness and opaqueness, a world apart. The extremely careful camera work shifts focus between details of the vehicles’ interiors and impressions of the night outside, peppered with colourful and abstract touches, suggesting a powerful sensuality.