People Pebble

People Pebble


Script: Jivko Darakchiev, Perrine Gamot
Photography: Jivko Darakchiev, Perrine Gamot
Editing: Jivko Darakchiev, Perrine Gamot
Sound: Sebastien Cabour
Music: Arno Ledoux
Producer, Co-producer: Jim Shea (James Shea Consulting), Christine Gist, Natalia Trebik, Jivko Darakchiev
Color: Black and white
Language: No dialogue

Stones form the landscape, they crunch underfoot as we walk, and children use them in their games. In this experimental film by the directing duo of Darakchiev and Gamot, the fascination with one particular object reaches its peak. The associative images, brought together by the lens of a 16mm camera, create a loosely related series of stream-of-consciousness ideas: Monumental shots of the cliffs of Dover, stone houses, people walking on a stone beach, and a metronome in the shape of a hammer. Ordinary images accompanied by cacophonous sounds and excerpts from unrelated interviews create new associations among familiar aspects of human existence. International Premiere shared with DocLisboa "People Pebble figuratively associates two disparate patrimonial identities, inciting a new dialogue through and beyond the traces of the human hand, all encompassed by the impermanence of nature." J. Darakchiev, P. Gamot


Jivko Darakchiev (1986) studied directing and cinematography in the USA and worked for the production company Dawn of Men. He did his post-graduate studies in France. At the 2013 Ji.hlava IDFF, he presented his film Lecedra (2012). Perrine Gamot (1984) is an audiovisual artist who focuses on artist-in-residence projects.

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Festival edition: 2017
Sections: Between the Seas
Premiere Type: International Premiere
Awards: Special Mention of the Between the Seas Jury
Exhibition format: DCP
Subtitle languages: No Subtitles
27.10.2017Dukla Edison 14:30


The leitmotif of this year’s edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will be memory