Letters to Max

 
Eric Baudelaire launched on a letter writing campaign 74 letters sent over 74 days a script for a voiceover to a film in which Maxim Gvinjia, former Foreign Minister of the unrecognized state of Abkhazia, becomes the narrator. The film is structured by this exchange: letters that should not have arrived and yet somehow reached Max, his recorded responses, and images that Eric Baudelaire filmed in Abkhazia once their correspondence ended.

Director's Biography
Eric Baudelaire, born in 1973, is a French artist and filmmaker. His THE ANABASIS OF MAY AND FUSAKO SHIGENOBU, MASAO ADACHI AND 27 YEARS WITHOUT IMAGES premiered at FIDMarseille and won the Special Jury Prize at DocLisboa. THE UGLY ONE, which premiered at the Locarno Festival del Film, was his first narrative feature. Baudelaire’s research-based practice also includes photography, printmaking, and publications. // Films (selection): THE ANABASIS OF MAY AND FUSAKO SHIGENOBU, MASAO ADACHI AND 27 YEARS WITHOUT IMAGES (2011, doc), THE UGLY ONE (2013), LETTERS TO MAX (2014, doc)
Competition Documentary 2015
Eric Baudelaire
France 2014
color
103 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Cinematography Eric Baudelaire
Editing Eric Baudelaire, Laure Vermeersch
Sound/Sounddesign Juliette Navis
With Maxim Gvinjia
Producer(s) Eric Baudelaire (Poulet-Malassis)
Production
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