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Double Take

In the presence of Lucile Hadzihalilovic, François Ozon, Manuel Chiche, Frédéric Mercier, Jean-Michel Frodon and Louis Mathieu

Characters who usurp identities, others who transform themselves, lookalikes, schizophrenics: all ideas that obsess the world of film and feed all sorts of different genres.
The question of the double gives rise all sorts of fascinating issues in terms of directing. How can the Other be represented, and should they be? Is everything going on only in my characters’ minds or is it a genuine emanation of reality? That is what we get in Shining or Donnie Darko.
But if the “I” is double, who then am I? Every time it shows how a single, unique identity is questioned in a metaphysical hall of mirrors. Psychoanalysis is also present in films such as Persona, Welcome to Gattaca or Mr. Klein.
Being double also creates the possibility of living another life, reinventing yourself as you wish. The case of some super-hero films, or of Daniel, the young delinquent in Corpus Christi who dreams of becoming a priest.
A panorama of some particularly inspiring cinematographic doubles and an opportunity to rediscover some great classics, most of them in sumptuously restored copies!

Feature films
The Great Dictator
Charlie Chaplin
United States - 1940
Alfred Hitchcock
United States - 1958
Some Like It Hot
Billy Wilder
United States - 1959
Plein soleil
René Clément
France / Italy - 1960
Ingmar Bergman
Sweden - 1965
Mr. Klein
Joseph Losey
France / Italy - 1976
Cet obscur objet du désir
Luis Buñuel
France / Spain - 1977
The Shining
Stanley Kubrick
United Kingdom / United States - 1980
Dead Ringers
David Cronenberg
Canada / United States - 1988
Batman Returns
Tim Burton
United States - 1992
Single White Female
Barbet Schroeder
United States - 1992
The Mask
Chuck Russell
United States - 1994
Andrew Niccol
United States - 1997
Donnie Darko
Richard Kelly
United States - 2001
Mou gaan dou
Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
- 2002
François Ozon
France / Germany - 2016
Un conte peut en cacher un autre
Jakob Schuh, Bin-Han To, Jan Lachauer
United Kingdom - 2016
Kona fer í stríð
Benedikt Erlingsson
Iceland / France / Ukraine - 2018
Boze Cialo
Jan Komasa
Poland / France - 2019
Calamity, une enfance de Martha Jane Cannary
Rémi Chayé
France / Denmark - 2020

Doubles in a mess !

A programme of short films concocted by Benshi and recommended for ages 5 and up Crazy and inventive films that show that the doubling of characters on screen can give rise to funny and burlesque situations!

Julia Ocker
Germany - 2015
Robert Löbel
Germany - 2017
L'Équilibre impossible
Georges Méliès
France - 1902
Panique au village : la foire agricole
Vincent Patar, Stéphane Aubier
Belgium / France - 2019