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Gestures of resistance

Juste un mouvement Vincent Meessen

In 1967, Omar Blondin Diop “played” a Maoist militant in La Chinoise, a prescient political film directed by Jean-Luc Godard. A few years later, in 1973, the Senegalese intellectual and Marxist activist was found dead in prison in Senegal. The circumstances surrounding his death were, at the very least, ambiguous. In a complex work that blurs boundaries between documentary and essay, Just a Movement revisits Omar’s story from multiple perspectives, with interviewees sharing in the (de)construction of a deeply moving series of events. A profound work in which present and past are intertwined, just as fiction merges with the polyphonic truth. In this fascinating personal quest informed by Godard’s film, Vincent Meessen explores how creativity, politics, and memory interact. (Programming Collective)

With the support of the Consulat général de France à Québec

Juste un mouvement

  • Country : Belgium, France
  • Year : 2021
  • V.O : French, Wolof, Mandarin
  • Subtitles : French or English
  • Duration : 110 MIN
  • Cinematography : Pinckaers Vincent
  • Editing : Arazi Simon
  • Production : Geneviève De Bauw
  • Sound Design : Umbreit Laszlo
Filmography of Vincent Meessen :

Clinamen Cinema (2011)
One.Two.Three (2015)
Ultramarine (2018)

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