Program 2018

No 58 Marie Voignier

France (1974)

Les Immobiles

The film Les Immobiles immerses viewers in the story of a retired safari guide browsing and commenting upon a photo album in which some of his clients pose next to their trophies. Filmed in a still shot, the guide talks with disconcerting light-heartedness about hunting trips organised in Africa for rich Europeans in the 1970s and 1980s. Between amusement, exaggeration and nostalgia, his colourful story contrasts with the cruelty of the images of big cat corpses and elephant tusks accumulating over the pages. Marie Voignier deliberately distances herself from her subject to allow him to give his own version of events.

This video contains graphic content and may be upsetting to some viewers.
Duration: approx. 15 min.

Legal age 12 years, suggested age 14 years