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A film written, produced and directed by Pablo Sigg

2014 / 80 min. / Colour / English / Mexico - Switzerland

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​Not long after Samuel Beckett's death in 1989, John Calder, his London publisher, collaborator and close friend, decided to move to Montreuil, outside Paris, to live in what once was the office and basement of an 8-storey block of apartments constructed after the War.

« But no big revelation is to be expected, Sigg isn't carrying out an investigation. He merely observes places and bodies, in a present-day which seems to be drawing the blurred outlines of an eternal limbo. Clearly, Sigg gives a portrait of these protagonists as if they were stepping right off the pages of the Irish writer: a great strength hidden in weariness bordering on drowsiness, a resolve never to assert anything, an involuntary humour, and plenty of room left for the passing of time. No secret is to be disclosed about literature here, except maybe an enigmatic kinship with the hazy image of a vinyl record playing Schubert's Winterreise, one of Beckett's favourites. » (Jean-Pierre Rehm)

World Premiere:
July 2014, FID Festival International de Cinéma, Marseille (International Competition)
Selection of screenings & festivals:
Cinema Zuid, Antwerp, 2014
Hessel Museum, NY, 2014
Cinémathèque Québécoise, Montreal, 2014
Biennale de Montréal, 2014
Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata, 2014 (Official Selection, Panorama)
Festival Internacional de Cine FICUNAM, 2015 (International & National Competition)
Videodrome 2, Marseille, 2017

*Mention Spéciale du Grand Prix de la Compétition Internationale, FID Marseille 2014
*Mención Especial de la Competencia Mexicana, FICUNAM Festival Internacional de Cine de la UNAM 2015

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