Constrain

We are all prisoners of a nationality, a social condition, a skin color, to which the police and state repression force us to resign ourselves. This film tells how the bodies suffer, under the blows, the constraint and the humiliation.

The character of this film tells the story of police repression in France, his place in society and his efforts to escape it. His movements are those of digitally captured dancers reinterpreting scenes of police attacks.

Compared with the military notion of “theater of operation”, and without the aggressors ever appearing on the screen, this moving ensemble builds a portrait with multiple faces, whose suffering is the sum of all the violence perpetrated by the French state and its police.

Official Selection :

Champs Elysées Film Festival, Paris, France, 2021, France television award winner

Visions du Réel, Nyon, Switzerland, 2021

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), Netherlands, 2021

Festival d’Annecy, France, 2021

Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal, Canada, 2021

Uppsala Short Film Festival, Uppsala, Sweden, 2021

Flatpack, Birmingham, UK, 2021

Equinoxio Film Festival, Bogota, Colombia, 2021

Contraindre (6) Contraindre (4) Contraindre_9 Contraindre_4 Contraindre_3 Contraindre_1