ECAL film department proposed that I accompany ten second-year students on a documentary mandate financed by Lausanne Sport, the city's historic soccer club.
Although I am interested in this sport, I was very clear from the start: it was not a question of making a film about soccer or the functioning of the club, but a film in which soccer would be the starting point, the spark, allowing me to go on to much more personal, intimate, singular elements. I insisted on the liberating power of the commission, at least when it is accompanied by a real freedom, which was the case here. I encouraged each student to find, if necessary to invent, the form, the device, the staging, that best corresponded to his or her sensitivity and subject. Documentary films offer to curious and adventurous filmmakers infinitely more possibilities in terms of film writing than fiction. And I believe that the films of this workshop, of an extreme diversity of forms, tones, and motifs, are a brilliant demonstration of this.
Guillaume Brac, director
• Marcello Balzaretti , Monstruo, 21'40
• Zoée Bijotat , Bel amour, 13'40
• César Cadène , Le Bleu de tes yeux, 18'15
• Remo Corazza , Entre chien et loup, 20'
• Ilan Dubi , Tim & Maxime, 16'50
• Léa Favre , Dans la tour de la veilleuse, 38'
• Rémi Molleyres , Sur le pont / Sous l'eau, 16'40
• Loïc Pidoux , Ce qui nous reste, 15'50
• Ilù Seydoux , Enki, 20'25