Past Event

Narcisse Film Screening

September 30, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Horace Mann Hall (Cowin Auditorium), Teachers College, 3040 Broadway, New York

Event Description

In One Breath Around the World, French free-diving champions Julie Gautier and Guillaume Néry take viewers on an underwater odyssey across the globe. Shooting underwater in locations from Mauritius to Mexico to Japan, Néry and Gautier explore submerged ruins, swim beneath a thick sheet of ice, and mingle with a pod of sleeping sperm whales. They capture mesmerizing images of parts of the planet unseen by most of its human inhabitants. In Ama, Julie Gautier performs and directs a captivating underwater dance solo, that is intended to honor the strength, suffering, and resiliency of women. Narcisseis a beautiful cinematic illusion and a contemporary interpretation of a classic myth about how ego is leading humanity to drown in its own image. In Narcose, Gautier and Guillaume Néry relate the interior journey of Néry, the apnea world champion, during one of his deep water dives. It draws its inspiration from his physical experience and the narrative of his hallucinations induced by free diving.

Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration required. The film will be streamed in French with English subtitles. For more information, please visit the event webpage or contact Shanny Peer at [email protected].

Hosted by Maison Française at Columbia University. Part of the Being in the World: People and the Planet in French and Francophone Cinema film festival