The visit

Thibault de Chateauvieux – The visit

A meeting with my brother, who works as a Catholic missionary in the Mexican district of a city in the USA. I am trying to understand him, trying to make a picture for myself of his new life, of the role model that he always was for me, to say goodbye, and also to put his view of the world to the test.

Diploma project (2008) by Thibault de Chateauvieux

Professors
Frédéric Mermoud
Tag
documentary

Documentary / 42min

Synopsis

A meeting with my brother, who works as a Catholic missionary in the Mexican district of a city in the USA. I am trying to understand him, trying to make a picture for myself of his new life, of the role model that he always was for me, to say goodbye, and also to put his view of the world to the test. Should I make a place for myself inside his dream, or make it my own dream? If you occupy a place in someone else’s dream, you are already defeated.

Comment

We only make films for personal reasons. The work of cinema, that of the filmmaker, consists in housing them in a territory that one would share with the audience. This first visit to Thibault de Chateauvieux's land gave me the feeling of being Christopher Columbus discovering the New World.

Lionel Baier / Director

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