• Béton amer

    Directed by Chloé Simonin, Margot Lançon
    Switzerland/Greece | 16 minutes |

At dawn, a group of friends meet on the rooftop of a school in Athens. It's their ritual. Overlooking the city, this symbolic place will be theirs until the next morning.

In competition for Best Documentary Short

film details

Director: Chloé Simonin, Margot Lançon
Producers: Chloé Simonin, Margot Lançon
Screenwriter: Margot Lançon, Chloé Simonin
Cinematographers: Margot Lançon
Editor: Chloé Simonin, Margot Lançon
Music: Yoanne Rey
Cast: Nikos Filippopoulos, Pantelis Grafakos, Giannos Mousanas, Dimitris Ovalidis, Gaetano Pesole
Country: Switzerland/Greece
Language: In Greek with English subtitles.
Year: 2019
Running Time: 16 minutes
Contact Email: chloemargot.films@gmail.com
Website: http://www.margotlançon.com

director biography

Margot Lançon lives and works between Paris and Geneva. In June 2019, she obtained her bachelor's degree in Visual Arts at the Haute École d'Art et de Design de Genève. She Lançon is interested in new forms of documentary writing and is developing a practice combining films, videos and photographs. Today, she continues her studies toward a Master's degree at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts Paris - Cergy.

Chloé Simonin lives and works in Geneva. In June 2017, she graduated with a bachelor's degree in Visual Arts from HEAD - Genève. She is currently studying anthropology at the University of Neuchâtel.

A Word from directors Margot Lançon & Chloé Simonin

"For this film, we decided to explore the relationship between body and territory. How can the individual reaffirm himself in his relationship with the city? What does it have to do with public space?

For these young people who practice parkour, it is a question of re-appropriating public space by inventing a new map of travel. They imagine new paths, a new way of moving, they make new passages for themselves. The movement must be reinvented in the city, the urban space to be transformed. In this art of travel, the important thing is no longer the destination but the paths that will be taken and the ritual associated with it."

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