THE FIRST DAYS
Directed by Stéphane Breton
2023 / France / 74 mins
You found yourself on the edge of the desert. The ocean was hitting hard.
The beauty of the chaos left you speechless.
The strength of the gestures too, and the grace of the stones.
You kept silent.
What came out of Cuacua’s and Loco-loco’s mouths sounded like the waves.
You listened to them with your eyes.
You weren’t sure whether you were seeing or hearing what was happening.
Music was born from the marriage of noise and silence.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
STÉPHANE BRETON is a filmmaker and ethnologist. He shoots his documentary essays alone, taking care of the picture, the sound, the whole shebang. The First Days is his third feature-length film.
OCTOBER 22, 2023