Films 2023

This Is the End

108 min.
Year of Production:
Dino Koutsolioutsos

Eva Truffaut
Jean-Marc Barr
Nelson Bourrec Carter
Geoffrey Carey
Darrell Davis
Laurie Karp
Keja-Ho Kramer
Elina Lowensohn
Kate Moran
Production Company:
La Huit Production
Berlinale Section:
Berlinale Category:
Documentary Film

During the pandemic, the European filmmaker travels to Los Angeles, which is no stranger to spectacle and disaster. Under the Hollywood sign, being constantly in motion is de rigueur: never stop, never look too closely, never develop a feeling of being here. Longtracking shots from the safety of the Ford Mustang take in the city, whose shimmering surfaces reflect back to the filmmaker his own perspective, shaped by cultural criticism. The voids diagnosed by Baudrillard and Bégout, the missing connections, the meaninglessness, the end of the world which has perhaps already occurred, look surprisingly exciting through the tired eyes of the Old World: a 40-year-old love story is rekindled, love’s movements fall out of the cool flow of time, coyotes conquer the gardens, snakes swim in the pools. A chorus of actors share doomsday poems by E. E. Cummings, Ocean Vuong, Claudia Rankine and more with each other; these voices from the New World interrupt the French commentary. And two 70-plus bodies from two extinct worlds synchronise tenderly with the cinema of attractions.

BIOGRAFIE Vincent Dieutre

Born in Petit-Quevilly, France, in 1960. He studied film at the IDHEC film school in Paris, during which time he made his first short films and videos. Along with making films, Dieutre works as a film journalist, editor and translator.

FILMOGRAFIE Vincent Dieutre (selection)

2019 Berlin Based   2016 Trilogie de nos vies défaites  2015 Viaggio nella dopo-storia  2013 Orlando Ferito – Roland Blessé  2013 Déchirés/Graves  2012 Jaurès  2007 Después de la Revolución  2006 Fragments sur la grâce  2004 Les accords d’Alba  2003 Mon voyage d’hiver  2003 Bologna Centrale  2001 Bonne Nouvelle  2000 Leçons de ténèbres  1995 Rome désolée  1988 Lettres de Berlin  1986 Arrière saison  1985 Wiener Blut  1984 Une martyre   This Is the End 

Interview with Vincent Dieutre, director "THIS IS THE END"

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