Dans un lieu inconnu ou la terre et la mer ne font plus qu’un, un homme imaginaire déambule entre la vie et la mort.
In the streets of Vadodara, in the state of Gujarat in India, a man drives around on a motorbike, stops and hands out magazines to street craftsmen. Thumbing through this illustrated magazine – where the filmmaker Léandre Bernard-Brunel has gathered stories of local ghosts – triggers their desire to tell stories.
Vetal nagri intertwines the creation of the atmospheres of a place and the collection of oral tradition. In the depths of night, a young woman sometimes looms up, holding out a translucent image of Goya’s Quita del Sordo, in shots as mysterious as the figures of King Vikrama and the vampire-storyteller Vetala, who inspired the film.
Léandre Bernard-Brunel and his faceless narrator are unequalled when it comes to allowing words to fluidly circulate between inside and outside, the quotidian and fantasy: "No one dares enter if everything is left open…"
en boucle 12:00 - 22:00
FR, 2017, 55’