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Bibliothèque Publique (Clément Abbey)

Bibliothèque Publique

Clément Abbey

Following the example of Wiseman, Clément Abbey films a renowned cultural institution from the inside: the Bibliothèque Publique d’Information in Paris. Where the American filmmaker is interested in the workings of a library, the director of Bibliothèque Publique explores the identity of its users, through their habits and attitudes, their relationships or their desire for solitude, their reasons for being there, sometimes practical, sometimes human... All set against the hum of low-voiced conversations that are so typical of libraries. A touching film in these times, when social interaction and culture suddenly seem to have become rare and precious commodities.

Flagey, Cinematek