In the Paris metro, a man is wearing a black mask. The man returns home and the sounds of social anger follows him inside, but nothing seems to matter apart from his commerce with the double that he finds within the white walls.
Pierre Creton’s adaptation of Maupassant’s short story is startling in its luminous serenity. It is above all a portrait, a black-and-white study of a body, a face and their clear, opaque beauty. Paying attention to it all is enough to ward off the ghosts and the madness.
(Cyril Neyrat, fidmarseille.org, 2022)
Pierre Creton is a filmmaker and a farmer. Born in 1966, he lives and works in Vattetot-sur-mer (Seine Maritime). He studied at the Villa Arson (Nice) and at the School of Fine Arts in Le Havre. He decided to stay in Normandy and to become a farmer. Pierre Creton makes all his films in a specific territory: the Pays de Caux, in Haute-Normandie. The various agricultural activities that he has carried out there have regularly served as a framework or pretext for his films. All were shown in 2021 at Cinéma du réel during a retrospective.
Christian Borghino, Marie Le Pallec
La Traverse (Gaël Teicher)
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