des Hirondelles (Swallows) by Caroline Emery

Original Title: Des Hirondelles
Type:  Documentary l Social l Children l  Women Issue l Rape

Running Time: 40  min
Flat : 1.85
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 ( the projectionist had to put wipe on left and right)
Resolution: 2K      1920/ 1080
Original version:  French – Farsi
Subtitled in English  & French
Screening format: DCP, Blu-Ray
Sound: 5.1
Year:  2019

Remarkable , daring and highly original film about Children in Rape.


Cast

Caroline Emery
Nasrin

Crew

Director : Caroline Emery
Production Manager: JMF Productions
Recordist:  Pierre Sans
Sound Designing and Synchronizing :  Vincent Verdoux
Music: Sébastien Souchois
Editor: Jules Marquis
Director of Photography: Lucie Baudinaud
Producer: Franck Saint Cast

Synopsis in English :

Sparrows  is Two story of two rapes! , one in Iran one in France, are echoing each other.Two little girls had to face alone a male violence of which they knew nothing.
Nasreen in Tehran : When she was thirteen, she was married in spite of her reluctance to a twenty years older man whom she did not want. She tells her resistance to this marriage, her wedding night, the birth of her two children and how she never stopped thinking leaving her husband until the day she succeeded. In 1972, the year Nasreen was born, Caroline was six years old.
Caroline in Paris.In the midst of a happy childhood, if one can say childhood is a happy moment in life, when she was eight, Caroline was raped by a great uncle. She tells about her childhood, her rape and how she knew right away that she would not keep the secret as her great uncle asked her to, and about the visons and nightmares that ensued.
This documentary summons the memories and the ghosts of a common suffering, intertwining the two stories each one in an urban scenery where the representations of sexuality are totally opposed, with filmed sequences, photos and paintings made by Caroline and inspired by what she saw in Iran, and by her nightmares and her memories.
In spite of these tragedies, life goes on for Nasreen and Caroline, who cling to life’s little moments of happiness. With this film, they break the silence and hope to get other girls to do the same.

 

Caroline Emery


Biography

Photo-Caroline-Emery

Filmography : 2003 : Tire-langue (Tongue play), (7 mn) paintings documentary, le GREC production. It has been showned in several festivals

2003: La Rochelle, 3ième escales documentaires

2004: FIFCA (Canada) and Festival Tous Courts

2007: Clermont Ferrand (Traces de vie) and AFCA

2010: International women movies festival , Trans-Europe-Afrique. ( Créteil)

2018: Filmmor Festival (Istanbul
2019 – «  Des hirondelles » (Sparrows) (40 min) documentary JMF production.
French : BIOGRAPHIE CAROLINE EMER
Diplomée de la Femis à Paris, département montage ( promotion 1991).

Monteuse itinérante de fictions et documentaires.

Réalisatrice de films mélangeant documentaire et animation.

Tout les trois ou quatre ans, Caroline est amenée à vivre dans un pays

différent où elle apprend la langue afin d’avoir des contacts avec les

habitants et avec le milieu du cinéma.

Elle a vécu à Paris, Tunis, Bucarest, Téhéran, au Caire et maintenant

à Istanbul.

 

Filmographie :

2003- “Tire langue” (7 min) documentaire dessiné, prod. Le GREC, sélectionné dans différents festivals dont:

2003: La Rochelle, 3ième escales documentaires

2004: FIFCA (Canada) and Festival Tous Courts

2007: Clermont Ferrand (Traces de vie) and AFCA

2010: Festival des Films de Femmes, Trans-Europe-Afrique. ( Créteil)

2018: Festival Filmmor (Istanbul)

2019 – «  Des hirondelles » ( 40 min) documentaire prod. JMF production.

 

 


Awards


Caroline Emery


Biography

Photo-Caroline-Emery

Filmography : 2003 : Tire-langue (Tongue play), (7 mn) paintings documentary, le GREC production. It has been showned in several festivals

2003: La Rochelle, 3ième escales documentaires

2004: FIFCA (Canada) and Festival Tous Courts

2007: Clermont Ferrand (Traces de vie) and AFCA

2010: International women movies festival , Trans-Europe-Afrique. ( Créteil)

2018: Filmmor Festival (Istanbul
2019 – «  Des hirondelles » (Sparrows) (40 min) documentary JMF production.
French : BIOGRAPHIE CAROLINE EMER
Diplomée de la Femis à Paris, département montage ( promotion 1991).

Monteuse itinérante de fictions et documentaires.

Réalisatrice de films mélangeant documentaire et animation.

Tout les trois ou quatre ans, Caroline est amenée à vivre dans un pays

différent où elle apprend la langue afin d’avoir des contacts avec les

habitants et avec le milieu du cinéma.

Elle a vécu à Paris, Tunis, Bucarest, Téhéran, au Caire et maintenant

à Istanbul.

 

Filmographie :

2003- “Tire langue” (7 min) documentaire dessiné, prod. Le GREC, sélectionné dans différents festivals dont:

2003: La Rochelle, 3ième escales documentaires

2004: FIFCA (Canada) and Festival Tous Courts

2007: Clermont Ferrand (Traces de vie) and AFCA

2010: Festival des Films de Femmes, Trans-Europe-Afrique. ( Créteil)

2018: Festival Filmmor (Istanbul)

2019 – «  Des hirondelles » ( 40 min) documentaire prod. JMF production.

 

 


Awards


Gallery


Please contact  : arthousecinematheque@gmail.com



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