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COLOR-BLIND

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IN PRODUCTION

Theater of the Invisible

DIRECTORS

Guillaume Cailleau

Sasha Litvintseva

Ben Russell

Hanna Slak

Beny Wagner

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COLOR-BLIND

By Ben Russell

30', S16mm, 5.1

2019

SYNOPSIS

A deliriously synaesthetic S16mm portrait made between French Polynesia and Brittany,

COLOR-BLIND recruits the restless ghost of Paul Gauguin as an uneasy spirit guide in excavating the colonial legacy of a decidedly syncretic post-post-colonial present. Featuring im/material guest appearances by: white-tipped reef sharks, Aldous Huxley's Island, Marquesan techno, authorized Gauguin reproductions, Bretagne dance competitions, an illegal kava ceremony, the beach from the 4th season of Survivor, the long decay of French nuclear testing in Polynesia (1960-1996), and so much more.

ARTISTIC AND TECHNICAL TEAM

Director, image, sound, edit: Ben Russell

Executive producer : Colette Quesson, A Per te de Vue Coproducer Germany: Guillaume Cailleau, CaSk Films Coproducers France: Fabrizio Polpettini, Pierre Malachin, La Bête

Sound Recording French Polynesia: Erwan Kerzanet

Sound Recording Bretagne: Guillaume Cailleau

Sound Mix: Frédéric Hamelin

Color Grading: Sergi Sanchez

Production Secretary France: Inès Lumeau

Production Manager Germany: Jana Cisar

Production Assistant France: Giulia Oliveri

Production Intern: Maeva Ferdonnet

Best Boy Bretagne: Jonathan Cailleau

Slak Translation Marquesan: Michael Koch

Translation German: Uli Ziemons

SCREENINGS

August 2019, Locarno International Film Festival, Premiere 

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