|Opening Film (1)||New Currents (28)|
|Asian Spectrum: The Coming of Age in Asian Women Filmmaking (16)||Polemics: The Constellation of the Violence against Women (12)|
|Actress, Muse with a Movie Camera (7)||Queer Rainbow: Queer×Feminism (10)|
|Open Cinema (5)||Special Screening: Technology and Gender – Virtual Present, Actual Future (2)|
|NAWFF AWARD 2012 (1)||Asian Short Film & Video Competition (18)|
|Documentary Ock Rang Award (1)||Multicultural Media Academy: Talk! Talk! Wings Grow (5)|
|Special Screening: Barrier Free Screening / Promise for 10 Years (3)|
Synopsis Program Note
When she was sixteen, Camille met Eric and fell madly in love with him. They had a daughter together, and the three of them led a happy life. Then, 25 years later, Eric leaves Camille, saying that he is in love with another woman. It breaks Camille’s heart, and she lives every day in sorrow. Then something magical happens to Camille. On New Year’s Eve, she finds herself back in time, as a 16-year-old once again. Once more, she faces her parents, friends, childhood memories, and Eric... Knowing how it ends, will Camille fall in love with Eric again?
Since the theme ‘time travel’ accompanies the impossible wish “What if we could go back...”, it hints at the bitter premonition, despite its interesting plots, that we will inevitably be defeated in the battle against the laws of nature and destiny. In Camille Rewinds , which was screened in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, the heroine Camille, played by Noémie LVOVSKY–actress, writer and director of the film–travels to her own past by jumping 25 years back from her troubling middle-aged present. Baffled, she walks toward her mother’s unexpected death and the encounter with her future husband who will eventually leave her in 25 years.
The film focuses less on her active adventure to prevent the tragedy approaching her and more on how she recovers energy to go on with her life through the support from her family and friends. Through this process, she finally realizes that she needs “courage to change what she can and wisdom to accept what she cannot change”. The time travel eventually ends and her bitter life goes on, but now she has the cassette tape containing her mother’s voice and her friends who still stay by her side. And she also has her smile, showing that she has learned how to stay positive despite the unwinnable battle against destiny. [LEE Jee-heng]
Noémie LVOVSKYNoémie LVOVSKY
Noémie LVOVSKY studied cinema at La Fémis in Paris. She made her debut with Forget Me in 1993. Her major films include The French Kissers(2009), House of Tolerance(2011), Coming Home(2012) and Farewell, My Queen(2012) which opened the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in 2012. Her latest film, Camille Rewinds was selected to be screened in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012.