Found-footage addendum

In light of this week’s post on Matthew J. Avant’s “found footage documentary” Lunopolis, it seems like fortuitous timing that Glenn Erickson over at DVD Savant has just passed on a couple of links dealing with Les documents interdits, a series of found-footage shorts by French filmmaker Jean-Teddy Filippe. For anyone who enjoys the form, this is a fascinating collection made for European broadcaster ARTE in 1989.

Kit MacFarlane’s article at PopMatters provides both a useful introduction to Filippe’s project and a thoughtful analysis of what found-footage is as a genre and how it works.


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