In 1968, Serge Bard made three films in a row. They were DÉTRUISEZ-VOUS (DESTROY YOURSELF), FUN AND GAMES FOR EVERYONE and finally, ICI ET MAINTENANT (HERE AND NOW). The latter film was photographed in striking black and white by cinematographer Henri Alekan (who also shot Cocteau’s LA BELLE ET LA BETE). In the laboratory, the director and cinematographer had the film flashed so as to create a high-contrast, grainy, abstract and luminous image when projected onscreen.

Shot primarily in long takes on the Pointe du Raz in Brittany, ICI ET MAINTENANT (HERE AND NOW), according to fellow filmmaker Patrick Deval, “consists of the dreams of the solitary rambler, post-revolution... The moralist has given up on chaos; he takes his own pulse; he listens to the world, perhaps vibrating with it; he is in sympathetic ecstasy. The filmmaker holds his position, stiff as the statue of the commander, on alert for the phenomena which approach him; he resembles the lighthouse whose rectitude Bard captures magnificently, on an ink-dark night, with its hallucinatory lamp set against a background of winds and tides."



Format: DVD-PAL / Region 0
(No Regional Code)


(France, 1968)

Director: Serge Bard
Cinematography: Henri Alekan
Producer: Sylvina Boissonas
Cast: Caroline de Bendern & Olivier Mosset
Production Company: Zanzibar Films

• 71 minutes
• 35mm
• B&W
• Sound


Bonus Material

(France, 1969)

Director: Daniel Pommereulle

• 34 minutes
• 35mm
• Color
• Sound

(France, 2005)

Director: Jackie Raynal

• 29 minutes
• Video
• Color
• Sound


Total Running Time: 02:14:00

Language: French. English subtitles

Booklet Text: Patrick Deval & Henri Alekan (Bilingual English & French)

Published By: Re:Voir Video

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