• Jacques Perconte
  • France
  • 2015, 57 min
Photography: Jacques Perconte
Editing: Jacques Perconte
Sound: Jacques Perconte, Isabelle Silvagnoli
Music: Hannah Wyness, Samuel André
Producer, Co-producer: Rodolphe Olcèse (Too Many Cowbpys), Jasmina Sijercic (ISKRA)
Color: Colour
Language: No dialogue
This visually captivating observational documentary of Scotland offers not only images of the rugged landscape, meadows, extensive forests and windmills, but also a detailed study of the meticulous handiwork completed at the local textile mill. Through exploring the nature of the digital record that captures the shape of the landscape, the film identifies images that reflect local everyday life. The physical movement through the area is also a journey into the imagery, which gradually disintegrates into particles of colour and shifting surfaces, subsequently reassembling back into the contours that change as a result of weather and time. Through the emphasis placed on colours and flow in calm compositions, the symbols of the traditional life in the region are revealed.

“I shot the film three years long in Scotland. The path we drive leads to the heart of the Ettrick Forest, a dive into a textile world. A land where man, machinery and nature deal with a complex relationship that draws their future.” Jacques Perconte

A French filmmaker who works with new media, Jacques Perconte (1973) continues to be a pioneer in the field of internet art. He has been experimenting with digital imaging, codecs, and his own original compression algorithms since the mid-1990s. Several of his experimental films have been introduced at the Jihlava IDFF, including L (2014), Chuva (2013), Tree of Life (2012), Les Moutiers (2012), After the Fire (2010), Le Passage (2009), Pauillac, Margaux (2008).

Photo Gallery

Jacques Perconte / 39, Rue des Montiboeufs / Paris / France / +34 9341 96 022 / /
Festival edition: 2015
Sections: Opus Bonum
Premiere Type: Central European Premiere
Exhibition format: Video File
Subtitle languages: No Subtitles
28.10.2015 14:00


The author of the official spot is renowned director Jean-Luc Godard