Juste le temps
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Focusing on a moment during a journey, Juste le temps relates imagined journeys and the story of a woman on a train travelling through the French countryside. Cahen's rich, painterly abstraction of the landscape passing beyond the frame of the train's window, its lush colours transformed by electronic processing, is a formal counterpoint to the narrative tension and desire suggested by fragmented glimpses of an elusive encounter between the woman and a man inside the train. Applying aural and visual nuance to connote narrative suspense and displacement, Cahen manipulates images and reconceives time into intimate passages of vision and temporality. This voyage of abstraction and figuration denotes a reality both transitory and transformed. Music by Michel Chion.

Awards and mentions
Premier prix
Festival de Saint-Sébastien
Espagne
1983
1983
France
12:40
Original language
No dialogue

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Credits

Direction
Robert Cahen
Cast
Nathalie Daladier
Gérard Dessalles
Photography
André Mrugalski
Special Effects
Stéphane Huter
Jean-Pierre Mollet
Sound
Michel Notte
Jean Minondo
Claude Moretti
Music
Michel Chion
Editing
Eric Vernier
André Colas
Production
Institut National de la Communication Audiovisuelle (INA)
Serge Com

Technical information

Color
Color
Keywords
Abstraction, Onirism, Time, Landscape, Travel