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JUST DON'T THINK I'LL SCREAM

by Frank Beauvais

synopsis

The flow of images is endless, snippets of hundreds of feature films follow each other in rapid succession. For the entire duration of this found-footage essay, they illustrate the filmmaker’s voiceover narration, which is akin to a diary covering the period between April and October 2016 and is equally delivered at speed. After separating from his partner, with whom he moved to a remote part of Alsace years before, the filmmaker lives there in isolation, without a car, without a job, without a future. He talks of this solitary existence, his depression and panic attacks, his obsession with watching vast numbers of films (at once a blessing and a curse), the loss of his father, a visit from filmmaker friends from Portugal, the terror attacks in Nice, the death of Prince, whether activism makes sense or no sense at all, film work in the first person singular, refugees in the Mediterranean and clearing out his flat before his planned move to Paris, which offers the light at the end of the tunnel. The furiously-paced montage of images and voiceover connects personal crisis and world events, thus becoming a document of a section of life and of a country in a state of emergency.

international title: Just Don't Think I'll Scream
original title: Ne croyez surtout pas que je hurle
country: France
sales agent: Pascale Ramonda Paris
year: 2019
genre: documentary
directed by: Frank Beauvais
film run: 75'
release date: FR 25/09/2019
screenplay: Frank Beauvais
film editing: Thomas Marchand
producer: Justin Taurand, Michel Klein, Matthieu Deniau, Philippe Grivel
production: Les Films du Bélier, Les Films Hatari, Le Studio Orlando
distributor: Les Bookmakers, Capricci Films
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