a film by Benoît Delépine & Gustave Kervern. Starts October 28th at the fsk. In French with German subtitles.
In a provincial suburb, three neighbours come to terms with the consequences of the new world of social media. Marie, who lives off her husband’s family allowance, is afraid of losing her son’s respect because of a sex tape. Bertrand can’t say no to advertising calls and is fighting to protect his daughter, who is being bullied online. Christine, after losing everything because of her addiction to TV series, wonders why her rating as an Uber driver is not taking off. These three lone fighters are incapable of finding a solution to their problems on their own – until they join forces to declare war on the tech giants. Ostensibly a sitcom, Effacer l’historique captures our 21st century reality in a way few other films have: there is neither history nor are there stories, neither left-wing nor right. Instead of a physical boss who enforces our obedience, an invisible, data-spewing cloud controls us and devours our identities. This third Berlinale film by Delépine and Kervern is an empathetic tribute to those who are “left behind”, who hold up a mirror to us all and our perceptions of reality.
The Silver Bear – 70th Berlinale
FR 2020, 110 Min., frz. OmU,
Regie: Benoît Delépine & Gustave Kervern
Kamera: Hugues Poulain
Schnitt: Stéphane Guillot Elmadjian
mit: Blanche Gardin, Denis Podalydès, Corinne Masiero