Meat

Meat

Marcel and Suzanne are curious as to what human flesh tastes like. They decide try it out.

Collaboration (2014) by Christophe Saber

Professors
Hippolyte Girardot

Fiction / 8min

Synopsis

Marcel and Suzanne are curious as to what human flesh tastes like. They decide try it out.

Workshop "One painting, one scene"
Félix Vallotton retrospective at the Grand Palais

This year's workshop had the particularity of confining us to a single location: the Château de la Sarraz, and of having a relationship - whatever it may be - with the work of Félix Vallotton. The films made in collaboration with the theater students of La Manufacture were sometimes inspired by this and sometimes opposed to it. Two films illustrate these possibilities in their own way.

Commentary

Meat has its origin in a still life by the painter. The precision of Christophe Saber's text, its restrained actors, its formalist and pictorial cutting, its contrasting light create a film that comes as close as possible to the graphic work of Félix Vallotton's illustrations. Several shots could be part of the series of famous black and white engravings. The film gives the cruel impression that even humor is a blade... splitting the flesh.

Hippolyte Girardot / Actor, director