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FRANCE

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80 minutes

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FAIÇAL BEN

FAIÇAL BEN & ANTOINE GOLDET

MATHIEU DE MONTGRAND

PAUL CLAEYS

ANTOINE GOLDET  (AMOK FILMS)

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FAIÇAL BEN

After 10 years in the army, Faiçal Ben finally found in the 7th Art what he had been looking for for so long, his freedom of expression and creation. Self-taught, he participates in numerous residencies in France, Morocco and West Africa. In 2017, Faiçal Ben directed ‘Ales,’ 2019), his second short fiction film. The film is programmed in more than 40 festivals and wins numerous awards.

SYNOPSIS

A meteorite gently lands in a 16-storey office tower overlooking the northern ring road. Since the pandemic, this tower has become an artistic residence, where more than 200 contemporary artists have found refuge. Each one of them takes a piece of stellar matter which they bring to their workshops. Then begins a sensory journey with the material, one and plural at the same time, through the creation of contemporary works that gradually flourish in the tower. The departure of the meteorite, followed by that of the residents of the tower, interrupts this creative bubbling.