Horendi

Horendi

Horendi

Script: Jean Rouch
Photography: Jean Rouch
Editing: Danièle Tessier
Sound: Hama Soumana
Color: Colour
Language: No dialogue
Synopsis

Horendi looks at a ritual of spirit possession that two women in the film undergo in the town of Niamey, Niger. The resulting analysis of the relationship between music and dance is achieved through the use of slow motion and synchronised image and sound. At the same time, the film is a pure example of Rouch’s understanding of direct cinema.

“Every person has a double known as a bia, which lives in a parallel world. It is a double world – a place of spirits and natural forces […], but this reflection of the world does not transcend the bounds of the earthly world; it does not flow into the world ruled by God.” J. Rouch

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Festival edition: 2017
Sections: Translucent Being: Jean Rouch
Premiere Type: Czech Premiere
Exhibition format: DCP
Subtitle languages: No Subtitles
Screening:
26.10.2017Dukla Edison 22:30
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