Raymond Depardon, Sign and Witness of his Times

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This selection of films aims to show the evolution of one of the most fascinating figures on the current French filmmaking scene.

His first short films, made at the same time as his photo essays, reveal the tension between still and moving images, the need to ‘free himself’ from photography’s iron grip. However, over the course of his career, his relationship with the camera changed and once he had overcome the phase of exploring camera movements, his filmmaking returned to its origins: still shots.

As well as a photojournalist, Raymond Depardon is also a true filmmaker, one of the last documentary-makers to champion 35 mm film, which gives his work an unrivalled quality and an incomparable dimension.

Depardon has always been driven by the firm conviction that filmmaking is an art with a purpose and should leave behind signs that will someday become key documents on France over the last thirty years.

In collaboration with Instituto Francés de Barcelona.


10è chambre, instants d'audiences (The 10th District Court: Judicial Hearings)
Raymond Depardon (France)

Délits flagrants (Caught in the Act)
Raymond Depardon (France)

Profils paysans: l'approche (Rural Portraits: First Impressions)
Raymond Depardon (France)

Profils paysans: le quotidien (Rural Portraits: Everyday Life)
Raymond Depardon (France)

Raymond Depardon (France)

Urgences (Urgencies)
Raymond Depardon (France)