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France, 2005 (MIFF 2006, International Panorama)

Director: Jean Paul Civeyrac


Through the Forest conveys the bliss of romantic love and the misery of permanent separation, intimately charting the grieving process of Armelle, months after her beau's death in a motorcycle accident.
The seeming naturalism we witness of two lovers' sensuous relationship is a fantasy concocted by the distraught young woman, who is convinced that her deceased boyfriend returns to her from beyond the grave each night.
Succinct and unquestionably stylish, Through the Forest is an elegy exploring the territory of longing and remembrance through a narrative that's elusive, even illusory, but never less than intriguing.
“From the first of its 10 mesmeric single takes, French filmmaker Jean-Paul Civeyrac conveys a sense of the eerily seductive territory to be traversed in Through the Forest… What follows encompasses both the realistic and mystical in ways you don't immediately question, borne along by the sublime elegance of the images washing over you and the propulsive flow of a distinctive internal logic.” - Reverse Shot

D/S Jean-Paul Civeyrac P Philippe Martin L French w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2005/65mins

Jean-Paul Civéyrac was born in France in 1964. His films include Neither Eve Nor Adam (1996), A Man's Gentle Love (2002) and All The Fine Promises (2003).

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