E•PIS•TO•LAR•Y: LETTER TO JEAN VIGO
Lynne Sachs • United States, Spain • 2021 • 5 min.
United States, Spain • 2021 • 5 min.
In a cinema letter to French director Jean Vigo, Lynne Sachs ponders the delicate resonances of his 1933 classic “Zero for Conduct” in which a group of school boys wages an anarchist rebellion against their authoritarian teachers.
Thinking about the January 6, 2021 insurrection in the United States Capitol by right-wing protesters, Sachs wonders how innocent play or calculated protest can turn so quickly into chaos and violence.
Commissioned by the Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival program “The letters that weren’t and also are”. Spain, 2021.
Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen
Oberhausen Film Festival. Germany
Jury’s Choice Award
Black Maria Film Festival. U.S.
FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS
Punto de Vista Festival of Documentary Film. Spain (2021)
Sheffield Doc/Fest. UK (2021)
Cinema Parallels Film Festival | Focus on Lynne Sachs. Bosnia and Herzegovina (2021)
Cryptofiction. UK (2021)
Mimesis Documentary Festival. U.S. (2021)
New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival. Russia (2021)