- Empreintes / Footprints

,  par Hervé BERNARD dit RVB

Movie selected by
- the Festival Les Jours de Lumière 2017, France
- the Short Film Corner, Festival de Cannes 2015 ;
- in the Forum des Images Collection (Paris)

Made with the support of :
- Dolby France
- La Fondation des Parcs et Jardins

Empreintes / Footprints
18’’ fiction short movie

Printable presentation

A Poetic Memoire, a dreamlike walk in time and space....
The narrator, tells us, as his thoughts and pictures unfold, the feelings created by the Tuileries Garden.

An ode to beauty and poetry in one of France’s capital city landmarks.

A composition of photographs taken in the Tuileries Garden during the last thirty years, this film explores the gap between still pictures and film. Its sound space, carried by the narrator’s voice, immerses us in an environment full of magic and realism.

Their comments :
- “The poetic crescendo of the images and the narration was a wonderful experience. Exactly as I believe experiencing this place. from the lack of passion to love. It grabs on you1
Louis Benech, landscape designer, one of the two designers who redrawed Le Jardin du Caroussel des Tuileries

- “I loved this movie – beautiful, sensitive and heart-warming – all at once alive with history and a foreign perspective. Congratulations of making this wonderful film !
Patrick Lepercq, Festival Les Jours de Lumière president

- “Thanks for this very poetic momentum which I loved and which you allowed me
to discovering. You see this garden as we must see it, in a real presence. Our ways of looking are often lazy, but through your film you have helped us to re-learn how to truly see. This is a wonderfull lesson. This short film is a dense work of art.“

Mathieu François du Bertrand, writer,art critic, Aica’s members

- “This movie is, pprobably, the only film in the history of cinema that is
totaly dedicated to understanding the experience of Le Jardin des Tuieries.“

Emmanuelle Héran, Conservator, in charge of the parks collections for Le Musée du Louvre

Director : Hervé Bernard
A story by Marco Martella
Editor : Lola Norymberg
Sound designer : Denis Mercier
Voice : Goran Vejvoda (English version)
Images : Hervé Bernard