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of FATMI Mounir

FRANCE, 2003, 00:13:03

Production : FATMI Mounir
Genre : Video art
Keyword : Allegory, Love, Couple, Relation, Sensuality

Summary :

In Les Ciseaux (2003), Mounir Fatmi puts on the censored love scenes in the film Une minute de soleil en moins/A Minute of Sunlight less, directed by Nabil Ayouch that same year. Mounir Fatmi thus in his turn makes a love film, but the love is for imagery. Les Ciseaux presents the entwinements between a man and a woman, and more broadly embraces:

1) between a film undone (Une minute de soleil en moins) and a backup film (Les Ciseaux);
2) between the ideology that censored the scenes (Moroccan fundamentalism) and the discursive layer which helps them to rebound back (the text by Alfred de Musset, a popular symbol of the love discourse, since it is taught to all children in republican schools);
3) between the destroyers and creators of a film. For the concept consists in encompassing factors absent from the arrangement: "It has also become a documentary film but in conjunction with Moroccan fundamentalists and the censors, because it is they who decided on the cuts ".

Nicole Brenez

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Original language : french
Technical information : English version : 12 min. 07 sec.
Original format : video
Aspect ratio : 4/3
Chroma : Couleur
Available version(s) : Version française et version française sous-titrée anglais.

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