Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Towards Mathilde


France 2005

Details Reverse Shot

Seen 16 September 2013

Ratings from other sources
IMDB 7.4/10

My ratings 8.0/10
A documentary on the dance Mathilde Monnier

My impressions:

This is not an autobiographical look at the dancer herself but more of how she works on a project.

The film shows her approach, the way she interacts with her dancers and those involved in the project. In between she shares her insight on what she feels about the project.

A dance, especially in this case which is such an abstract performance challenges viewers to let go of their usual interpretations. Fluid movements or classical beauty does not seem to play an important role.

It all seems so simple or mechanical but what we see definitely intrigues.

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