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LATEST NEWS FROM THE COSMOS

by Julie Bertuccelli

synopsis

Despite being nearly 30, Hélène still looks like a teenager. She writes powerful, physical texts with a caustic humour. As she herself says, she was part of a “miscalibrated batch that doesn’t fit in anywhere”. A visionary author, the thinking contained in her telepathic poetry is deep and far ranging, speaking to us of her world and ours. She collaborates with a theatre director adapting her work and has discussions with a mathematician. And yet, Hélène cannot hold a pen and has never learned to read or write. She was 20 years old when her mother discovered that she could communicate by arranging laminated letters on a piece of paper. This is one of the many mysteries of a woman who calls herself Babouillec.

international title: Latest News from the Cosmos
original title: Dernières nouvelles du cosmos
country: France
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2016
genre: documentary
directed by: Julie Bertuccelli
film run: 85'
release date: FR 9/11/2016
cinematography by: Julie Bertuccelli
film editing: Josiane Zardoya
producer: Yael Fogiel, Laetitia Gonzalez
co-producer: Rémi Burah, Olivier Père
production: Les Films du Poisson, ARTE France Cinéma, Uccelli Production [FR]
distributor: Pyramide Distribution