Film

India Song

A Journey in the Festival’s History

France  ·  1975  ·  HD  ·  Couleurs  ·  114'  ·  o.v. French

On Demand

5-15 | 8 | 2020  ·  Sub. Eng.

Disponibile in Svizzera – Available in Switzerland


On Demand

5-15 | 8 | 2020

Available on MUBI for the international audience: film availability varies depending on your location

Selected by Helena Wittmann​​​​​​​
Director of Human Flowers of Flesh​​​​​​​


The Indian housekeeper lights an incense stick before white society enters the decadent rooms. From outside, the voice of a beggar woman keeps pushing into the building, carried by the damp air. There's no sight of her, the beggar woman, and she will not be seen in the entire film. But one can feel her, just as one can smell the heavy scent of the incense sticks, which slowly and yellowishly blend with the sultry heat. Anne-Marie Stretter, the Venetian pianist, wife of the French ambassador to India – listless and longing – dances. She appears in a mirror, regarded by us and by one of her suitors, who watches her from all sides throughout the film. Off-screen voices recall this woman, sometimes they seem to be present in the room; sometimes they seem to conjure up the scene that we see; sometimes they report on what we don't see and what echoes into the film as "world". Sometimes it's silent, completely silent. A hand passes over her white back. One hand turns in another's. Just very lightly. In the film, it's a tremor. Time passes in loops, very dense, very sinister and very seductive. And there is this song, India Song, which is heard repeatedly, and which is danced to repeatedly, and one you will not forget so quickly.

– Helena Wittmann

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R�alisateur

Marguerite Duras

Cast

Delphine Seyring, Michael Lonsdale, Mathieu Carrière

Producteur

Stéphane Tchalgadjieff, Simon Damiani, André Valio-Cavaglione

Cinematographie

Bruno Nuytten

Musique

Carlos D'Alessio

Sc�nario

Marguerite Duras

Son

Michel Vionnet

Montage

Solange Leprince

Production

Sunchild Productions

Les Films Armorial

Ventes internationales

Tamasa Distribution
contact@tamasadistribution.com
www.tamasa-cinema.com

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