Cinéclub | Abrahadabra

18:00 20-09-19 - 20:00 20-09-19

Join us at the Jersey Museum for the screening of Abrahadabra. Yannik Ruault, the filmmaker, will be there to talk about his film at the end of the screening.

On a ranch-style farm in south west of France, Jane Cavalieri, 14, lives protected by the love of her father Ludovic and her grandfather Papifou (Granda-di-dou). The sudden death of her father, in a terrorist attack, plunges Jane into a waking dream.

Technical information

Genre: Fiction

Sub-genre: Drame

Production country: France

Production year : 2017

Duration: 1h12

Language: French with English subs

Abrahadabra is a low budget French film. Without the constraints of TV, Low budget Cinema is a strong revealer of news talents and offers a creative narration. Famous French Low budget filmmakers: Agnès Varda, Alain Cavalier, Jean-Pierre Mocky...

“Abrahadabra is a gentle and delicate film, contemplative in structure, but concrete in its details. By holding eventfulness at bay, this film achieves an inner calm and mindfulness unusual for the cinema, and by using an innovative combination of camera and tablet photography, it achieves a novel and rewarding relationship with its central characters."

Dr. James Zborowski - Hull University Film Department.

"Gently mystical, with scenes like impressionist paintings come to life, it handles its themes with a light touch, shifting the spectator between perspectives external and internal to the action." George Jacobs. March 2019.

"Watching Abrahadabra made me realize how conditioned we are by film generally and about "what happens next". It has been good to experience the subject a different way." Anonymous. November 2018.

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