Compétition internationale
46th edition
NOVEMBER 15>23, 2024, Nantes - France

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Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
(Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One)

by William GREAVES


After training at the Actors Studio in the late 1940s, William Greaves (1926–2014), frustrated by the stereotyped roles reserved for him, moved into directing to show reality « from a black perspective ». Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One is still the most astonishing experience in his filmography. It is the story of the making of a film, edited from three embedded viewpoints. Greaves takes the role of an « ignorant director» who loses control over his feature and leads his crew – a mix of men and women, Blacks and Whites – to break free from his authority and question the meaning of the project and their place within it. As a sort of democratic metonymy, the film becomes an open-ended story about the reinvention of a collective. Camille Bui

  • Titre français
    Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
  • Original title
    Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
  • Titre international
    Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
  • Scénario
    William Greaves
  • Photo
    Stevan Larner
  • Montage
    William Greaves
  • Musique
    Miles Davis
  • Distribution
    Janus Films
  • Support de projection
  • Sous-titrage

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