EMPATHY – Documentaire de Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli

août 16, 2018


Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli
83 min, 2016, Etats-Unis, JDR Films / 100 Year Films

En suivant Em, une jeune escort girl, entre New York, Pittsburgh et Los Angeles, Empathycombine des images très franches du travail du sexe avec des portraits intimes de l’entourage de la jeune femme, à la recherche d’un équilibre intérieur. Scènes explicites, déconseillé aux moins de 16 ans.

Sélections et prix : Prix du Centre National des Arts Plastiques au FIDMarseille, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival (République Tchèque), Art of the Real (Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York City), BAFICI (Buenos Aires, Argentine)

Souce : www.festival-lapremierefois.org

World Premiere FID Marseille 2016, International Competition.
Awarded the Prix du Centre National du Arts Plastiques (CNAP)
This documentary film follows a heroin-addicted professional escort as she moves between New York City, Pittsburgh, and Los Angeles. Combining frank images of the actual labor of sex work with intimate portraits of her interpersonal life, the film is an alternately humorous and harrowing look at a seldom depicted side of American life as well as a meditation on the performativity at the core of documentary filmmaking and the sex industry alike. Shot on a mixture of 16mm and HD digital video in luxuriant long takes, its disciplined style foregrounds the sensual texture of the everyday while playing with the conventions of narrative cinema, focussing on the profound interrelation of performance and identity within the socioeconomic fabric of the U.S. Written in close collaboration with its subject/star, Empathy marks the feature-length directorial debut for Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli, editor/producer of Bx46 (FID Marseille 2014).