08 May 2021 13 May 2021

We don't need a map

Warwick Thornton

À travers des approches cinématographiques singulières et des univers de référence hétérogènes, ce cycle en ligne de trois films programmé par Greta Morton Elangué nous propose des visions alternatives de l’« espace » : le déploiement, via des formes poétiques, de cosmologies ancestrales réactivées et transfigurées en fonction d’enjeux contemporains.

We don't need a map

australie | 2017

Warwick Thornton - 85 min - langues warlpiri, wardaman, dhuwala, dhuwaya et anglaise  - VOSTF

Dans ce récit poétique le réalisateur aborigène australien de renom, Warwick Thornton (Caméra d’Or, Un Certain Regard, Festival de Cannes 2009) interroge le legs culturel d'un savoir plurimillénaire.

La Croix du Sud (Southern Cross) est une constellation de cinq étoiles en forme de croix qui n’est visible que dans le ciel de l’hémisphère sud. Rythmé par une bande son de musiques punk australiennes, ce film étonnant aborde la place complexe qu’a pris cette constellation dans l’imaginaire national australien.

Thornton décortique l’appropriation culturelle récente de ce symbole astral par des groupuscules racistes mais grâce aux histoires des lawmen Warlpiri, Yolgnu et Wardaman, on découvre que cette constellation n’est pas qu«’une croix » mais une sorte de carte cosmologique, ainsi qu’un site de savoirs sacrés aborigènes.

Lauréat 2018 du Sydney-UNESCO City of Film Award, Festival International du Film de Sydney.


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  • Duration:  01:25
  • Place:  En ligne
  • TimeSlots:
    From Saturday 08 May 2021 to Thursday 13 May 2021 from 10:00 to 23:59
  • Public:   All publics
  • Categorie : Cinema
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  • As part of:   (Ré)clamer le cosmos
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We Don't Need a Map – Opening Night Trailer – SFF 17
Filmmaker Warwick Thornton investigates our relationship to the Southern Cross, in this fun and thought provoking ride through Australia's cultural and political landscape. In 2009, Warwick Thornton's Samson and Delilah won the Camera d'Or at Cannes and he was nominated for Australian of the Year. When asked at a press conference what his main concern would be if he received Australia's highest honour, he replied, "that the Southern Cross is becoming the new Swastika". Seven years later, Thornton takes us on a journey through this five-star constellation's astronomical, colonial and Indigenous history to the present day. For Aboriginal people the meaning of this heavenly body is deeply spiritual, a connection vividly expressed in stories from North East Arnhem Land, Katherine and the Central Desert. By contrast, the star-adorned Eureka Flag was emblematic of protest and defiance from its first appearance, a quality that caused it to be adopted by activists, and lately, the darker side of Australian nationalism. Produced by Brendan Fletcher (Mad Bastards) and shot by Thornton and his filmmaker son, Dylan River, this poetic essay-film features interviews with tattooists, rappers, astronomers... and bush puppets. We Don't Need a Map doesn't shy away from the tough questions about the place of the Southern Cross in the Australian psyche, but Thornton's cavalier spirit and inventive filmmaking skilfully balances the provocative and the pleasurable. Festival guests: Warwick Thornton, Brendan Fletcher WARWICK THORNTON is a director, screenwriter and cinematographer raised in Alice Springs. His short films Going Bush (SFF 2005) and Nana (2007) premiered at Berlinale. His first feature Samson and Delilah won the Camera d'Or at Cannes in 2009 and numerous other awards. Warwick was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award at Imaginative, Canada in 2015. His second feature The Darkside (2013) also premiered at Berlinale. He also directed the opening segments of The Turning (2013) and Words with Gods (2013). Travelling Film Festival Newcastle, June 23 - 25: Tickets also available for We Don't Need a Map at TFF Newcastle. Talk: After the screening on Sunday 11 June is an In Conversation with Warwick Thornton, starting at 3.45 pm The 64th Sydney Film Festival – 7-18 June 2017 http://sff.org.au/ http://facebook.com/sydneyfilmfestival/ http://twitter.com/sydfilmfest http://instagram.com/sydfilmfest/ #sydfilmfest
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