Habillage
52' 
vidéo 
2004 

CONNECTIONS

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Caroline D'HONDT


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Connections is a film that leads us on a path to the discovery of


others and of ourselves. It is a journey based around the meetings of both


men and women in the heart of the underground systems of two cities: Mexico


City and Brussels. This is not about trying to characterize the underground


in the leading role. No, it is more about using it as a central location: a


perfect image of urban sprawl and industrialised society moving at a hectic


pace. An apparently innocuous place where one can cross paths with someone


without even seeing them. The underground network which endlessly moves the


incessant flow of people.In the middle of the restless crowd, we can see these men and women whose advanced age dispels this feeling of urgency which makes the world go round..In an atmosphere of indifference and loneliness, they live out their old age in the heart of the city. An old age that we consider like a serious illness


to be fought against, that one chooses to hide or ignore. These people,


however, have so many things to transmit to us, they are our roots, our


memories. Within the confines of this place, in the heart of the


underground, I will go to meet these men and women. They will tell us about


themselves, their lives and their visions of the world. They will transmit a


part of themselves to us, their worries, their realities, their dreams...


and they will also tell us about the place they hold in the mass societies.


Progressively eliminating the borders, we will pass from one subway to the


other (Mexico City - Brussels, Brussels - Mexico City), from one person to


another. To take other views of the "elderly". It is the topics and the


individuals that will weave the structure of the film, and not the cities,


because the film is not about drawing parallels between Mexico City and


Brussels. But looking at what happens elsewhere in the largest city of the


world will transport us back to what is happening right next to us, and


supported by the same concern: getting old in the cities. For old age is


everywhere... inescapable. And, despite the distances that separate man,


they are universal. The cycles of life are identical everywhere: one is


born, one grows old, then one dies; it is only the codes that differ.


Technical informations

Réalisation : Caroline D’Hondt Image : Rémon Fromont


Scénario : Caroline D’Hondt Montage : Virginie Messiaen


Son : Paul Heymans


Production : Cobra Films (Daniel Devalck)


Broadcast list

Ekotopfilm (Bratislava – Slovaquie) – octobre 05 – Main prize (pubistic films), Prize of Slvnaft, a.s.








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