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La Dernière Séance
The Last Chapter
© Bocalupo Films / Altara Films
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Gianluca Matarrese

IMAGE

Gianluca Matarrese

MONTAGE

Gianluca Matarrese, Giorgia Villa, Giovanni Donfrancesco

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Giovanni Donfrancesco, Jasmina Sijercic, Bocalupo Films, Altara Films

PARTICIPATION

CNC

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Amarena Film

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Bernard est fraîchement retraité et décide de déménager dans une nouvelle demeure, celle où il ira vivre le dernier chapitre du roman de sa vie. Bernard est mon maître et je suis son esclave... son dernier amant. Je l’aide à ranger le fouet dans un carton parmi les bribes de sa mémoire, les souvenirs de ses amours que le SIDA lui a arraché des bras, les traces d’une famille adoptive qui l’a éloigné, d’une éducation rigide qui l’a forgé, d’une mère et d’un père qu’il n’a jamais connu. Entre un coup de fouet et un harnais en cuir, on discute d’amour, de mort, des années du SIDA, de son nouveau projet de vie, de nous. Les blessures et le bagage mortuaire d’un survivant, un cri de vie  la lumière de ses pulsions sexuelles.

"Now that the Frenchman Bernard is retired, he is starting the final chapter of his life. He's moving into a new apartment, which will probably be his last. The much younger Gianluca Matarrese films his lover as they have sex—they have a BDSM relationship in which Bernard is the master—as well as during more mundane activities: searching for a lost cat, carefully packing up the dishware. Their conversations are about Bernard’s life, the greater part of which is now behind him. He lost both his first and his great love to AIDS. He himself came through this dark period physically unscathed, but now the years are slipping by.
Matarrese portrays his lover intimately. The close-ups of Bernard’s face express life experience, wisdom, and above all, love. In titles between scenes, Matarrese shares messages that the men send each other. “We are what we are, unfiltered.” The result is an open and unabashed portrait of love in one of its many manifestations."
(IDFA - International Documentary Festival Amsterdam)

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