Tag Archives: Bérangère Bonvoisin

Hugo Santiago – Les trottoirs de Saturne (1986)

With Les Trottoirs De Saturne, Hugo Santiago returns to Aquileia, the fiction city of his classic debut Invasion, but here explores the fate of its exiles in Paris. Drawing extensivly from his own experience in Paris where he relocated from Argentina to make films (first as assistant to Robert Bresson then to produce his own films) and then became an exile, unable to return, as Argentina was overtaken by a miliarty dictatorship during his abscence. Read More »

Bernard Favre – La Trace AKA The Trail (1983)


1859-60 in the Savoy Alps. Joseph (Richard Berry) is a young Savoyard peasant who has been established in a village with his wife and two children for some time, and like others before him, makes a living by crossing the Alps into Italy in the winter months and selling his wares to the villagers. This story traces a winter’s itinerary as the man encounters various adventures in his always-dangerous journey, but he seems oblivious to all the nuances and reverberations of social change going on around him. When he finally returns to his family after many months away, he discovers to his surprise that his village is now a part of France and it looks like a Savoyard would soon be sitting on the throne of a unified Italy… Read More »