The Lost Line
(France/Switzerland · 2018 · 27 min · Spanish and English, French subtitles)
The Lost Line tells the story of a film crew that sets off to explore the Engaña, an eight kilometers abandoned tunnel that crosses the Cantabrian Mountains. For two decades, political prisoners and peasants built a railway linking the South to Northern Spain. When only the rails remained to be laid, the track was abandoned, and the tunnel collapsed. Following this forgotten path, the film crew discovers a research laboratory from Saragossa University, where scientists experiment on dark matter. Through conversations with a physicist, the film tries to understand the logic of dark matter research and the motivations of a man to spend his life waiting for a sign to come from the invisible.
Trained as a photographer, Florent Meng uses photographic series and film to develop a work between fiction and documentary around figures and forms of resistance. His works explore the influence of territories on community behaviors and the impact of these behaviors on the construction of a region’s or people’s identities.
b. 1982, Paris, FR
Lives/works in Paris & Annemasse, FR
Premiere & conversation
Saturday, November 10, 6pm
Looped screening from November 11