The Needle and the Drum is a warm and tender look at the director's grandparents, a story told through memories that intertwine in an abyss of dreams and illusions. Made entirely of archival footage, the film proposes a reflection upon memories and upon the fact that memory deteriorates over the years. Life experience prints itself in time, like embroidery on a white canvas.
A patchwork of feelings and gleaned images, this film embarks us on a memorial and poetic quest interrogating, through an intimate and reflexive point of view, our own reminiscences and the transfer of individuals memories.
OTHER FILMS FROM THE THEMATIC BLOCK
• In the Suitcase by Simon Kessler
• The Visit by Jorge Leandro Colàs
• The Voices From Inside by Elina Chared
Discussion between Amélie Ward and Gaëlle Lechevallier around this thematic block
Andres Solis Barrios is a Mexican filmmaker based in Montreal, Canada. He graduated from Film Production from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in 2019. He is interested in experimental and playful approaches and other alternative forms of narrative that challenge our ways of experiencing moving images. The Needle and the Drum is his most recent short documentary.