Logline of the film project :
From the Wlasto family, only 24 reels of mute 16 mm footages from1929 survived.
A young dreamer find these reels and begins to explore them. He is charmed by the woman he discovers. In Deauville, Hawaii, Beijing, she is swimming in happiness ... until a scene where she seems abused. The reel stops before revealing its mystery. Therefore, the archivist narrator will constantly seek the why and the how. From a visual clue to a fancy clue, he builts possible lives of the Wlasto couple. But the possible is not enough. He eagerly reads lips, acts, add sound, manipulates. To madness?
A film by Julien Lahmi
Voice over : Charles Périnel
Production : Lobster Films, Serge Bromberg
With the support of Catherine Bernstein and Thierry Garrel.
This project has been developed within
A documentary workshop run by La Femis, France
and sponsored by the Media Programme of the European Union