The International Festival of Films on Art - 38th edition from March 17 to 29, 2020


France | 2017 | 16 min
Cinematography: Sylvain Briend
Cast: Caroline Dauphin, Jean-Baptiste Goraieb, Laetitia Ringeval
Editing: Baptiste Evrard
Participation: Olivia Caramello, Alba Malaga, Roger Mansuy, Jean-Philippe Uzan
Composer: Arnaud Petit
Director: Alain Fleischer


Canadian Premiere - In attendance of the Director Alain Fleischer.

FORMULAIRE is a reflection on the dialogue between music, speech, writing, and mathematics. The video installation is based on the collection of mathematical models displayed in the Henri Poincaré Institute in Paris. These geometric models were initially used as a teaching tool to help students visualize abstract mathematical objects. Here, these enigmatic forms are described using the language of math, music, and cinema. The film also explores the human side of mathematical invention as a small theatre of sounds, some of which contribute to a fundamental understanding of our world, viewed through a ludic mask.


Alain Fleischer

Filmography | Une photographie de la maison (2013) ; Anthony Caro, la sculpture comme religion (2008) ; Le Frivole et le Complexe La Dentelle d'Alençon (2007) ; Pierre Klossowski ou l'éternel détour (1996) ; À la recherche de Christian B. (1990)

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