Usual Heroes | Denis Bourges

  • France
  • 2018
  • en
  • 13'

Like so many B-movie extras, the sometimes twilight silhouettes captured by Denis Bourges come and go against a backdrop of mythical Hollywood. This film is bathed in an atmosphere of American literature, cinema and music, which gives all these “ordinary heroes” a universal scope. The words of Monica Rattazzi give them a voice, which gets lost against a background of urban solitude, while Denis Bourges, co-founder of the Tendance Floue collective, captures the body language in so many photographs brimming with melancholy.

Usual Heroes | Denis Bourges
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Synopsis

Like so many B-movie extras, the sometimes twilight silhouettes captured by Denis Bourges come and go against a backdrop of mythical Hollywood. This film is bathed in an atmosphere of American literature, cinema and music, which gives all these “ordinary heroes” a universal scope. The words of Monica Rattazzi give them a voice, which gets lost against a background of urban solitude, while Denis Bourges, co-founder of the Tendance Floue collective, captures the body language in so many photographs brimming with melancholy.

What you will find in this film

A photographic film • A poetic evocation • Intimate Los Angeles • A literary evocation 

With no reward other than knowing who we are: the ordinary heroes of our everyday lives.

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• USUAL HEROES, Denis Bourges et Monica Rattazzi, éditions de Juillet, 2018

ENTRE 2 MONDES : MONT SAINT-MICHEL, Denis Bourges, Filigranes, 2007

TENDANCE FLOUE : DOUZE POUR UN, Photo Poche, Actes Sud, 2011