International Competition

The Flag

Le Repli

Joseph Paris / France / 2022 / 90′ / French | English and Italian Subtitles


The Flag is an essay documenting the intensification in France of an identity-based discourse that has become dominant and the decline of civil liberties. It goes to meet those who are affected and who together are trying to resist: exiles, Muslim citizens, residents of working-class neighborhoods, and activists. The film focuses on deconstructing the political and journalistic discourse that has sustained this hardening of positions over the past three decades. Comparing current events with archival footage, The Flag is an engaged film, written in the first person, that both illuminates and warns

Editing Joseph Paris
Camera Joseph Paris
Music Pierre Paris
Sound and sound editing Alejandro Van Zandt-Escobar
Paintings Matthieu Fayette
Producer Audrey Ferrarese
Archives Amzer Wikimedia Commons

Joseph Paris
Focuses on social issues and experimental film and art forms. In 2014 he directed the documentary Naked War. In 2019 he made videos for Baroque opera director Benjamin Lazar’s shows Heptaméron and Maldoror, worked on Exterminate All The Brutes directed by Raoul Peck for HBO, and directed To die gracefully, a 24-hour live audiovisual experience. In 2022 he directed a short film now on display at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris. He is currently working on a new play by Benjamin Lazar.

May 30 08:00 pm.
Cinema Intrastevere Hall 1
Meeting with the author

June 1 11:00 am.
Cinema Intrastevere Hall 3