Original Film Title: À pas chassés
Director’s Name: Régis Pinault, Valérie du Chéné
Writer’s Name: Régis Pinault, Valérie du Chéné
Producer: CNAP, Centre d’art contemporain Chapelle Saint Jacques, Région Occitanie
Country of Origin: France
Country of Filming: Spain
Runtime: 34 minutes
À pas chassés is inspired by the real-life story of philosopher Walter Benjamin.
Set today in the small town of Port-Bou, the film uses a fictional narrative to evoke his crossing of the Franco-Spanish border.
Transformed into a ghost, the main character enters the landscape. He sleeps, dreams, rambles, loses himself in his fantasies. To live out his emotions, he plays with color, light and the city. At the same time, two key characters, the Phantom’s lover and an erudite woman, set off in search of him.