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'The Ritual', Gaspar Noé (2012). Review of the short film.

Before reading / Avant de lire :

YouTube Link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXNIT3cG8Vc L’indigne rituel The Ritual, Gaspar Noé, 2012

Une âme séparée de son corps, condamnée à errer dans les abimes d’une société du passé. Les images chaudes, animées par un feu de camp donnent la parole à un discours glacial. Impossible cependant que l’esthétique surpasse l’amertume que provoque le Ritual. Translation (approximate, I hope) :

A soul separated from its body, condemned to wander in the abyss of a society of the past. The warm images, animated by a campfire, give voice to an icy speech. However, the aesthetics cannot overcome the bitterness caused by the Ritual.

Louise Duclay

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