Telling the Truth 24 Times
Original title: 24 fois la vérité
A precisely and brilliantly written tale of the 20th century in which the author delicately narrates who his grandfather was, both in his private life and in the film industry.
Gabriel, director of photography for the cinema, spent the 20th century behind a movie camera. Whether filming Sarah Bernhardt’s funeral or the film Mépris, the 1919 peace parade or September 11th, 2001, he bore silent witness to a chaotic world. Adrien, his grandson, is a journalist who writes about all things digital. On day, Adrien decides to write a novel about his grandfather.
This is his life’s story in 24 chapters. Twenty-four chapters like the 24 images that make up each second of a film. Twenty-four chapters to try to get to the truth: what remains of what is no longer there? What do we know about what we saw but never lived through? What should we do today with all those images?