Release Year: 2021
A grandmother remembers her first childbirth, and a mother reveals her dreams. The stalactites are slowly taking shape, and an underground world emerges, an image of the time when becoming is assimilated from within.
2021 Tokyo International Short Film Festival, Japan
2021 APEX Film Awards Finalist, United Kingdom
In this documentary, I take over the stories of the women in the film, through a journey through the hole, trying to study the secrets and absences in the story we hear. placing the creation of nature parallel to the creation of the human mind (dreams, memories), through a kind of "comprehension" "to weave the dialogue between them, to try to trace back to my birth, the beginning of nature, the traces of my ancestors, and to dissolve the boundaries between them, going down to deeper caves, this experience brought me into contact with an ancient but most dynamic life forms: fish with no color (white), tree roots that descend from the surface through rock formations and hang above my head, those stalactites in constant transformation, between just forming and having existed for a hundred years, extremely slowly dissolving its definition, past, present and future are interdependent. In addition to the voices of grandmothers and mothers from faraway spaces, there are three different experiences related to the cave in the film, which I call ritual phenomena: two musicians put down their instruments, look at each other in silence, and enter the cave Listening to the voice of nature; a woman spends a year digging through a cave at the bottom of her restaurant, « from the beginning of digging this cave, I realized that I believed in Buddhism » she said; "I" entered the cave because of a raving in a dream in the early morning: « When we reach the center of the subconscious, human civilization will vanish. »
The text that appears in the film is partly taken from "Popol Vuh”, the holy book of the Quiche people. It tells the story of God's failure to create man three times and then destroying it. Between nature and human destiny, the creator is not supreme.
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