IN THE STILLNESS OF SOUNDS

by Stéphane Manchematin & Serge Steyer
2018 – 91 minutes – France

As night falls, Marc hides his microphones in the undergrowth and wanders away into the woods. All night, ambient sounds (breathing, howling, crackling, chirping...) are recorded. Later in his studio, Marc reworks them into soundscapes.
Like his father who used to tape-record him when he was a child, Marc captures his daughters’ voice, and he wishes to stir the same ‘sound-hunting’ passion in Lucie, his elder daughter. Curious of her dad’s night forays, she often accompanies him in the forest where, at a close distance in the dark, bellowing deer can be heard.
Marc shares his sound library with other artists. He is currently working with composer Christian Zanési on a piece of electro- acoustic music.

A Les Films de la pluie, Ana Films, Vosges Télévision coproduction
Presales France Télévisions (L'Heure D & France 3 Lorraine)
With the participation of le CNC, of la Cité des Paysages/Conseil départemental de Meurthe-et-Moselle, with the support of la Région Bretagne, of la Région Grand Est and Strasbourg Eurométropole in partnership with le CNC, of la PROCIREP – Société des producteurs, and l'ANGOA

Direction : Stéphane Manchematin & Serge Steyer
Image: Gautier Gumpper, Philippe Viladecas
Sound: Stéphane Manchematin, Marc Namblard
Editing: Stéphane Manchematin, Serge Steyer
Sound editing: Thomas Gastinel, Lionel Thiriet
Sound mix: Lionel Thiriet
Color grading: Christine Szymkowiak
Music: Christian Zanési

FESTIVALS

Cinéma du réel (France), TIDF (Taiwan), International TRT Documentary Awards (Turkey), Karlovy Vary International film festival (Czech Republic), Rencontres du film documentaire de Mellionnec (France), Festival International du film de Nancy (France), Festival de Cinéma de Douarnenez (France), Etats généraux du film documentaire de Lussas (France), Festival Interférences (France), Echos d'ici, Echos d'ailleurs (France), Traces de vie (France), Leeds International film festival (United Kingdom), Festival Des Films, Des auteurs (France), Northern Film festival (Netherlands), Yogyakarta Festival Film Dokumenter (Indonesia), Festival Longueur d’ondes (France), Journées internationales du film sur l’Art du Louvre (France), Filmer le travail (France), Festival Réel-ment (France), Rencontres Internationales Sciences & Cinémas (France), Festival numéro zéro (France), Festival Bordures (France), Festival Sous les toiles de Najac (France) - Prix du jury, Festival Riverrun (France), Festival Effervescence (France), Festival Effet de CER (France), Festival Festi’vache (France)

Étoile de la SCAM 2019
Prix audiovisuel de la Scam 2020

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