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La Fabrique des Monstres

The Monsters Factory

Malak Maatoug

2020France26 minCouleur

The film was shot in Portugal in 2017 following the gestures and work in a foundry and of an improvised pottery. On a village place in the night, potters argue about the forms they do to create monsters and give a group of German artists the opportunity to try an old manual rotary table. Meanwhile the routine of the fabrication of a small industrial piece of what appears to be a maritime bronze foundry takes place. The daughter of the owner irrupts in the place and starts to do her own figures, working on a spoon. The potters create a missile like form and finish the construction of a tipi of old magazines and clay, that is to become the pottersoven. Finally the foundry is taking place and the woman gets her bronze spoon that she finishes off with the help of one of the workers.
In the village the potters open up the tent like oven surrounded by a festive crowd. The missile like shape reappears beneath and inside the potters unveil hundreds of monsters.

Malak Maatoug

Malak Maatoug est né à Solingen en Allemagne en 1987. De par sa mère allemande et son père tunisien il grandit entre ces deux pays et cultures. Il alterne des études de philosophie, d'art et de sciences humaines à Berlin, Paris et Düsseldorf, des métiers divers et des voyages à travers le monde. Il assiste en 2015 le réalisateur Jean-Gabriel Périot sur le long-métrage Une Jeunesse Allemande. En 2017 il débute un travail de recherche filmique entre le Portugal, la France et l'Allemagne.

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