Vers la tendresse (Towards Tenderness)

Vers la tendresse (Towards Tenderness)

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 9:30pm
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 9:00pm
Trailer(s)
Alice Diop | 
France |
 2016 | 
38 minutes

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY 2017 CÉSAR AWARDS.

THIS FILM IS PART OF THE FRENCH FRENCH PROGRAM.

Along the sidewalks and cafés of Seine-Saint-Denis, groups of young men, dressed in hoodies and streetwear, talk with remarkable bluntness and honesty about love, desire, sex, and race. As one man says “White people experience love. They were taught how.” Made with a shattering level of intimacy, Alice Diop’s film is both a cinepoem and a piercing statement on the nature of disenfranchisement. As the young men address the camera, speaking with an almost bludgeoning sadness, something else begins to emerge — nascent, fragile as a newborn, a gentle (radical) vulnerability. Made with the same type of tensile delicacy that elevated Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight, Diop’s film is a cri du coeur in the most profound sense. -DW

Screening With
Julia Hechler | 
US |
 2017 | 
10 minutes