Where do the images of War World I come from, that haunt our imaginary world? To see the Great War, no longer content with just narrating it, but showing it and embodying it: that is what comics offer us today.
By looking at archives and at history, the authors in this film dialogue with the depths of time.
These major artists have made the Great War the main subject of their graphic narrative. In their company, we will try to outline the patchy memory of a sketched tale of 14-18.
RÉALISATEur: VINCENT MARIE
Born in 1977 in Saint-Malo, Vincent Marie is a university researcher and lecturer, and filmmaker. An expert in the cultural and media history of the comic, he has published studies on Will Eisner, Jacques Tati, Calvo, Stassen, Baudoin, Hugo Pratt and Comès. He wrote his thesis on “The Mysteries of Ancient Egypt in the comic: an essay on iconographic anthropology” (2010). A specialist in history and geography, he teaches at the Philippe Lamour Lycée in Nimes and at the Montpellier III University. He is head of the Graphien collection at Manuscrit and has also been art commissioner of numerous exhibitions on comics. In 2014, he co-directed with Antoine Chausson, Bulles d’exil, a documentary on immigration and comics.
Writer & Director Vincent Marie
Cinematography Christophe Neuville
Editor Karine Germain
Sound Jérôme Florenville
Source Kanari Films