© Vanessa LOUZON

13th Art Division Jury Selections

French Lessons

Video work [Israel]

Vanessa LOUZON


This is a short story about a young Polish woman who meets a Frenchman and leaves her grey 70s East European life for Paris. The filmmaker cut and rearranged images from a French lesson book that belonged to her mother and an old Europe road map then constructed a new narrative using language lesson clichés that speak about modern life, displacement, and failed dreams.