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"Ever, Rêve, Hélène Cixous" films the roads to creation of an African & French feminist legend, a 1968 activist, a famous playwright and poet who shares all the “wars of liberation” of our time.

With friends like the Algerian-born philosopher Jacques Derrida, the Algerian-born artist Adel Abdessemed, with Ariane Mnouchkine and her cosmopolitan theatre company, Cixous explores the wounds our time and allows us to ear the cry of literature. The history of dozens of members of her German-Jewish family who were assassinated in the death camps, and the trauma of the wars of decolonization in Africa are never far, for this major figure who was born in Oran, Algeria shortly before the start of the Second World War.

It flows like a work of fiction. "Ever, Rêve, Hélène Cixous" is a poetic journey. The characters are depicted by a cinematic language that privileges a non-authoritative technique, with no interviews and through a sequential progression whose goal is to unveil the mysteries of an artist’s creative search, of her intimate inspirations, and of her anti-racist and anti-sexist political involvements as a public intellectual.

Director Bio

A French and American scholar and filmmaker, Olivier Morel has directed several feature-length nonfiction films (documentaries) and is the author of several books, including a graphic novel with the artist Maël. He teaches in the Department of Film, Television and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame (USA). In Paris, France, he attended Jacques Derrida’s seminars. He also studied with Hélène Cixous. His cinematic work has received several prizes in international film festivals.
Olivier Morel
Olivier Morel
Céline Nusse, Paul Rozenberg, Olivier Morel
118 Minutes
Watch the Trailer
1/23/20 10:45am at Cité des Arts
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