Still times

A film by Julien Sallé
58 minutes / Documentary / 2009

During 2008, composer Thierry Machuel goes regularly to the penitentiary of Clairvaux in Champagne Ardenne, to carry out, with voluntary inmates, writing workshops. These texts will be used as booklet for his forthcoming composition. As the words emerge, his music takes form and we get to take a closer look at this location, Clairvaux, where, throughout the centuries, the immutable mark of imprisonment is printed on the matter, the bodies and beings. And amidst all that, men are revealing themselves, living, creating, feeling.

With Thierry Machuel, Régis S., Dominique A., Franck P., Eric, Ilich R.S.

Image Julien Sallé / Sound Frédéric Dabo, Frank Duval, Stéphane Mercier, Diego Urgoiti-Moinot / Editing Elodie Broilliard / Sound editing Julien Ho Kim / Mix Gilles Benardeau

Production Gaëlle Jones, Red Star Cinéma

Festivals : Corsica Doc, Escales Documentaires de la Rochelle, Festival international du film sur l’Art (FIFA – Montréal), Pärnu Film Festival (Estonie), Jameson CineFest (Hongrie), Muestra Internacional Documental (Colombie).