38th Istanbul Film Festival
Don’t Work (1968 – 2018)
Director: César Vayssié
Cast: Elsa Michaud, Gabriel Gauthier
France, 2018, 88’, color
French with Turkish, English subtitle
César Vayssié has recorded the lives of Elsa Michaud and Gabriel Gauthier for a year. As they study Fine Arts in Paris, they experience a love relationship during troubled times, overwhelmed by visuals. Fifty years after the events of May 1968, a globalised violence is even more visible, digital era is now confronted to outlines of stories and the insignificance of gestures. To a background of Elsa and Gabriel’s visuals and images from the internet, with the music of Avia x Orly, this documentary-experiment-journal is the reflection of an unsettled era, a too fast transformation.