The Water and the Wall

Le Mur et L'Eau

film-roll Switzerland / Color / 24' / 2014

Bradley lives in a foster family. During his holidays in a camp, where I run film-making workshops, he watched Τhe Kid with a Bike directed by the Dardenne brothers. Bradley went out of the room, he was overwhelmed. He came to see me to talk about the movie. I recorded his speech and emotion with my camera and I promised him to show these images to Luc Dardenne. An exchange began then between the director and the child. “The Water and the Wall” is a movie about the issue of the father, about transmission, childhood and cinema as the art of childhood…

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Alice Fargier

Alice Fargier (b. 1984) comes from the French-speaking region of Switzerland. She became interested in stage directing and attended the National Conservatory of the Dramatic Arts. Then, after two years spent studying literature at Université Paris 8, she switched to filmmaking. The Water and the Wall is her first short documentary.

Alice Fargier
Alice Fargier
Claudie Chaize
Louise Jaillette
Camille Guyot
Sound Design
Margot Testemale
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