Blind Spot

Film, Documentaries

Time Out says

Flora Tristan was a 19th century utopian socialist feminist, notorious in her day, now largely forgotten. A young historian (Pauly) leaves husband and child to seek traces of Tristan in contemporary Lyons. Disillusioned with the records-and-monuments methods of historians, she roams the streets recording sounds Tristan may have heard. A film about the impossibility of knowing the past; the camera looks and looks but only yields implacably closed images. Sound's the thing, and in the final, long-held shot of the woman ecstatically playing her violin, the film's complex and compelling themes come together.


Release details

111 mins

Cast and crew

Claudia von Alemann
Claudia von Alemann
Rebecca Pauly
Jean Badin
Denise Péron
Sarah Stern
Maurice Garden
Pierre-Emile Legrand