Room n°18

Mini DV film, Color, 14 min, 2004

Actors : Anthony Liébault, Fabrice Lauterjung

 

The tale of a shot/countershot. Two paintings face one another: Episode of the Retreat from Russia by Nicolas Toussaint Charlet and Last Words of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius by Eugène Delacroix. In between them are two people facing the Delacroix, one describing it while the other, who is blind, listens. The words convey the face-to-face interplay of the paintings: the fall of two empires (Napoleonic and Roman).