In 2003, during a trip to Japan, I filmed about ten hours of rushes with a Mini DV camcorder, thinking of making a film that I never managed to finalize. The work of time opens my mind: I immerse myself in the images, digitize them and without looking at them I finally find a form, bathed in the writings of Chris Marker and Nicolas Bouvier in Tokyo. “Faces” was born sixteen years later. It is an invitation to plunge into the heart of a city and its inhabitants. A form of audio and visual narrative, punctuated only by three subtitles, takes the spectator into an ecstatic state, between dream and reality.

BY  Pierre Villemin (FR)

Pierre Villemin was born in 01-02-63 in Nancy (France). He currently lives and works in Metz. Since 1999 he is interested in reports between text/voice/images. He teaches «Film Essai» in Fine Art school in Metz. For many years he is interested in experimental documentaries. His film «Faces» was awarded the Best documentary of the festival « Short Movie Club » in Minsk, Bielorussia, in March 2020. He created an online experimental film festival «Seek the sun».