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"To go towards Mathilde. The movement towards her. Meetings at Montpellier during a season, a season of her work. We initially used a Super8 to remove the intimidation of the camera and to give the film a pre-existance, like a common memory. Then we worked with an Aaton 16. In both cases, I think that Mathilde always could hear the noise of the motor when the camera rolled. I met Mathilde Monnier, the head of the Centre Choréographique de Montpellier, at a dance festival in Montpellier. I'd been invited there to show films. Choreographers often say my films are very choreographic. So I saw this artist, whose work I knew, we looked at each other – and there was a mutual attraction, a curiosity on both sides, a silent curiosity. We are both fairly shy, so for a while we just watched each other. Then she suggested I come to one of her projects and film it; but I didn't want that, and I answered that if she wanted to work with me, she'd have to hire me as a dancer. She laughed." Claire Denis

Production: Why Not Productions (Paris), Arte

Cinematographers: Agnès Godard, Hélène Louvart

Editor: Anne Souriau

With: Mathilde Monnier

Format/screen ratio: 35mm, 1:1.66, Color

Running time: 84 min., 25 frames/sec.

Language: French

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