Screening Un Film Dramatique at Belmont Filmhouse

Part of Aberdeen Programme

15 December 2021

Belmont Filmhouse
49 Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1JS
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A video still shows young people in dialogue with each other sitting around a table. Their faces are full of expression, and their hands are gesturing towards each other. The background is out of focus but resembles a classroom with drawings pinned to the wall.
Eric Baudelaire Un Film Dramatique 2019. Image courtesy of the artist and LUX

We had originally planned this event to include the screening followed by drinks and networking. Unfortunately, due to pandemic-related reasons, the LUX Scotland team will no longer be attending in-person.

The screening of Éric Baudelaire’s Un Film Dramatique will go ahead as planned at the Belmont filmhouse where Covid safety measures remain in place. We’re sorry that the event has had to change at such short notice and hope to reschedule this event in full in the new year and hope you can join us then.

We are delighted to present a screening of Éric Baudelaire’s Un Film Dramatique at the Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen.

This public screening event is part of a wider professional development programme by LUX Scotland for early career Aberdeen-based artists and curators. The programme includes workshops, screening and discussion events and is supported by Aberdeen City Council Creative Funding.

Éric Baudelaire, Un Film Dramatique, 2019.

A blurring of boundaries between subject and author. Filmmaker Éric Baudelaire collaborated with students at the Dora Maar school in Saint-Denis commune, a mainly migrant community in the suburbs of Paris.

Beginning in 2015 the film takes shape over four years following the passage of students through middle school and everyday life. Meetings took place every three weeks with no teaching, workshopping or plan. Making was framed instead through what was happening in the world, in school and learning from the material gathered.

Interested in the possibilities of transferring authorship Baudelaire’s proposal was to make a film about them, gradually with them to a film made by them. Un Film Dramatique features the students’ insights on their young lives as they offer personal reflections and join in shared discussions about politics, identity, place and belonging. A time for them to grow together, time to find the form of a film in which they would be the true subjects: it’s characters, its authors and its promise. Compiling individual and communally made footage, the film explores the joyful possibilities of growing and making together.


Un Film Dramatique, 2019, 114 minutes


The film will be screened with French to English subtitles.

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Content notes:

Contains hand-held shaky camera footage.

About the artist

Èric Baudelaire

Èric Baudelaire is a visual artist and filmmaker. His recent work includes Walked the Way Home (2018) and Also Known As Jihadi (2017). Recent feature films Letters to Max (2014) and The Ugly One (2013) were selected at the FIDMarseille, Locarno, Toronto, New York and Rotterdam film festivals. His research-based practice also includes printmaking, photography and publications which have been shown in installations alongside his films in solo exhibitions at the Fridericianum in Kassel, Bétonsalon in Paris, the Bergen Kunsthall, the Beirut Art Center, Gasworks in London, La Synagogue de Delme in France and The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.

Subtitles The film will be screened with captions.

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Part of Aberdeen Programme

The LUX Scotland Aberdeen Programme aims to support early career Aberdeen-based artists and curators. The programme has run from since 2018 and has included job opportunities, workshops, screenings and online commissions. The programme was led by Project Manager Rachel Grant between 2021–24.

Supported by Aberdeen City Council Creative Funding, this continues our previous work to support, develop and promote artists’ moving image practices across Scotland, and builds on our work in the Aberdeen area, which began in 2018.

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