Histoire d'un secret

History of a Secret

Histore d‘un secret, a film telling the story of the mysterious disappearance of the director‘s mother, is constructed at the borderline of fiction and documentary: following a definite script, in which the starting point of every scene was written, the film then developed according to the spontaneous unfolding of events, punctuated by the revelations made by each protagonist. The film-maker has edited the film so that it is pervaded by the lost mother‘s presence and creates a powerful emotional resonance that makes us feel her absence and the impact of what is left unsaid.

European Panorama 2004
Mariana Otero
France 2003
101 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Mariana Otero
Cinematography Hélène Louvart
Editing Nelly Quettier
Music Michael Galasso
With Mariana Otero, Isabel Otero, Antonio Otero, Joëlle Brunerie Kauffmann, Léon Faure, Mercedes Ruiz, France Villeneuve, Douchka Pascar-Fiocre, Françoise Bros
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