A Fake Novel about the Life of Arthur Rimbaud
Film based on the eponymous text of the american poet Jack Spicer, composed of short chapters, almost all of which is reproduced here. Welcoming him to the south-alpine village of the La Pomme Chinoise (FID 2019), Florence Pazzottu disseminates it to all winds: written on black cards or flying sheets, interrupted by the rock of an Australian admirer, recited in turn by the inhabitants of the village who, in perfect agreement with the poet of Californian, allow themselves to put their grain of salt, fine or coarse. If, for Spicer, the poet is a radio, receptacle and transmitter of voices and things that come to her from Outside, Florence Pazzottu's gesture is of very high fidelity: projecting the poem into the world, she returns it to the Outside and makes the most lively and flexible cinema translation operator.
Cyril Neyrat / FID