Quel côté de l’absence ?, 2018
Direction: Frédéric Lecloux and Valérie Cuzol
Image: Luc Torrès
Music: Thomas Durand
Production: Le Musée Nicéphore Niépce – ville de Chalon-sur-Saône, La Société des Amis du Musée Nicéphore Niépce et le Le centre Max Weber – Université Lumière Lyon 2
Release Date: 2018
Length: 1:09 minutes
A film by Valérie Cuzol and Frédéric Lecloux, presented by the Musée Nicéphore Niépce, the Société des Amis du Musée Nicéphore Niépce and the Max Weber Center.
In a family trajectory broken by emigration, where to bury the dead? Present to some, absent to others, the burial place becomes a place of anchorage in the disorder of migration. Even if funeral choices seek to maintain continuities, they nevertheless seem to produce ruptures and impermanence.
Based on ethnographic work, the film sketches, more than it shows, the complexity of death in a migratory journey. In the reciprocity of their dialogue, between social sciences and photography, Valérie Cuzol and Frédéric Lecloux seek to translate rare words on a delicate subject and give a modest glimpse of the vulnerability of those who speak them. With words of doubt and paradox, intimacy rubs shoulders with politics, and questions affiliations and boundaries in their broadest sense.