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

Une joie secrète

France | 2018 | 52 min
Editing: Jérôme Cassou
Artists: Nadia Vadori-Gauthier
Director: Jérôme Cassou


North American Premiere - In attendance of the team of the film, March 23 : Jérôme Cassou (Director), Jeanne Alechinsky (Producer) and Nadia Vadori-Gauthier (Choreographer).

In 2015, in the wake of the shocking Charlie-Hebdo attack, choreographer Nadia Vadori-Gauthier was faced with a climate of violence and sadness. She decided to stay standing and to dance, one minute each day, filming herself and sharing her videos on social networks. The project Une minute de danse par jour, which has continued for four years now, is intended to be an act of poetic resistance that ceaselessly distils an infinitesimal measure of softness despite the hardness of the world. As a choreographic road movie, this documentary follows Vadori-Gauthier on her luminous, inspired wanderings.

This film will also be presented in Quebec City on March 20th.


Jérôme Cassou

Filmography | Pina Bausch / Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch (2006-2013); Europa (2016); Des voix en partage (2016); Les auditeurs du soir (2014); Répétition à ciel ouvert (2011); À l'Opéra du Caire (2009); Olivier Py Tragédie (2009); Pina Bausch Néfes (2004); Macadam Circus (2004); Danse avec la vie (2003); Bouvier-Obadia : Trajectoires (1999); Demain midi à la même heure (2016); Un homme moderne (2015); The List (2014); Une nuit aux César (2011); Hôtel Palace (2003); Les + belles femmes du Louvre (2002); Sapho / Just Before Death (2001); Aparté (2001)

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