F.: Etienne Becker, Denis Clerval. Mo.: Eva Zora. Su: René Levert. Prod.: Les Films Armorial HD Cam. D.: 28’.
Aiming his camera once again at the excluded, Ruspoli gives voice to those who have not been heard. This time it is the emotional confession of an alcoholic while undergoing a new detoxification treatment that demonstrates the aspirations and talent of the filmmaker. In his report for Unesco, he explains: “To be forgotten, become part of the landscape, be lost in the crowd is fundamental for a filmmaker who wants to get close to reality. He must let go of the conspicuous qualities of his personality, of any detail that would make him noticed. Direct cinema filmmakers are also psychologists, and their ability to disappear requires deep knowledge of human behavior and a passion for its analysis”. This character on the edge of an abyss embodies many of the themes that have spanned Mario Ruspoli’s life, such as music and alcohol. The patient’s most personal secrets are off camera and his painful recollections echo the heartbreaking poetry of Antonin Artaud’s text at the beginning of Regard sur la folie.