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Eric Baudelaire – Un Film Dramatique AKA A Dramatic Film (2019)

Over four years, Baudelaire worked with 20 middle school students in Saint-Denis, long enough to find the form of a film of which they would truly be the subjects: its characters, its authors and its promise. Read More »

Eric Baudelaire – Also Known As Jihadi (2017)

The path to radicalism of a young man from France to Syria, and back to France, where he is incarcerated for allegedly joining Daesh, is rendered purely through a series of landscape shots filmed at the locations traversed by the subject. Read More »

Eric Baudelaire – Letters to Max (2014)

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“Abkhazia is a paradox: it’s a country in the physical sense of the term, with borders, a government, a flag and a language, but it’s a state that doesn’t legally exist as, for almost twenty years, no other nation has recognized it. So Abkhazia exists without existing, in a liminal void, a limited space between realities. As such, my letter to Max was a bit like a bottle in the sea, a nod to Alfred Jarry and the world of Ubu Roi which Maxim seems to inhabit. Then fiction overtook reality.” Thus Eric Baudelaire launched a letter writing campaign, sending 74 letters in 74 days: a script for the voice- over of a film in which Max is the narrator. This exchange was to become the structure of the film: letters that should not have been received by Max, the recording of his replies, and footage of Abkhazia shot by Eric Baudelaire when the correspondence ceased. Read More »