LE REGARD DE CHARLES
(Aznavour by Charles)
Marc di Domenico, Charles Aznavour
2019, 16mm, 8mm, col. & b-n / b-w, 83’
1) We know that your film was born when Mr Aznavour showed you his private films- a real treasure. Before his death,how did you collaborate with Mr Aznavour to make the film?
2) The material also included texts, and not only private films; how were they chosen?
3) “Le regard de Charles” is a “regard” where, in the end, there is not so much music, but it is full of life, many travels and fascinating places. Could it be some kind of reflection of a lost world, where everything was more beautiful and more surprising, especially for those who came from very humble origins?
Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Marc di Domenico, Antoine Barraud. Montaggio / Editing: Didier D’Abreu, Catherine Libert, Fred Piet. Suono / Sound: Bruno Ehlinger. Interpreti / Cast: Charles Aznavour, Maurice Biraud, Lino Ventura, Edith Piaf, Romain Duris (voce narrante / narrator). Produzione / Produced by: Anna Sanders Films, Artisan Producteur, Melodium. Coproduzione / Co-produced by: France 3 Cinéma. Con la partecipazione di / With the participation of: France Télèvision, Canal+. Distribuzione internazionale / World Sales: Pulsar Content. Distribuzione per l’Italia / Distributed in Italy by: Zivago Film.
In 1948, Édith Piaf offered her first camera to Charles Aznavour, a Paillard which never left him. Until 1982 Charles filmed hours of reel that formed the body of his filmed diary. Aznavour films his life and lives as he films. Everywhere he goes, his camera is there with him. It records everything. The moments of life, the places he goes, his friends, his loves, his annoyances. A few months before his disappearance, he begins with Marc di Domenico to look through his films. He then decided to make a film of it, his film.
“It’s a two-headed film. The formula I like is a film by Charles Aznavour directed by Marc di Domenico. Charles didn’t film for the sake of it: he drew something. I believe that the film carries my look while totally respecting his. My vision passes through his vision. It’s he who chose the locations, the landscapes, the position of the camera, the size of the frame, the subject matter, and it is I who then selected, assembled, refined all this raw material.” (M. di Domenico)
Marc di Domenico
Artistic director, record producer and director Marc di Domenico was born in 1963 in Toulouse, France.
filmografia scelta / selected filmography
2013 Young Couples 2015 Housewarming cm / sf 2019 Le regard de Charles (Aznavour by Charles) doc.
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