Le Jardin du paradis

Raphael Bendahan

1982, 22:00 minutes, colour, French and English


Le Jardin du paradis should be viewed as a reflection on life and death. It is a long search for identity through the past and present. It is the difficulty of being an immigrant in a country still seeking its own identity, a visual essay on happiness, and above all a tribute to the obvious need for compassion...

Occasionally expressing himself in French or English, the narrator looks to his past to better grasp the present. This work will no doubt deeply touch its viewers...

Le Jardin du paradis se veut une réflexion sur la vie et la mort. C'est une longue recherche d'identité à travers le passé et le présent. L'auteur y exprime sa difficulté d'être immigrant dans un pays qui se cherche. Un questionnement sur le bonheur et un besoin évident de tendresse s'y expriment. Le narrateur se tourne vers son passé pour mieux saisir le présent. Cette oeuvre s'adresse avant tout à l'intelligence et à la sensibilité.

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