European Film Festival Paris
from 17 to 31 March 2022
European Film Festival Paris
from 17 to 31 March 2022

Beau geste

by Rachel Bénitah

(Documentary, France, 2020, 21’, C, OV)

Beau geste

With the result of a collection of images, this film is a sensitive cartography of men and women of all ages who responded to the order to offer a gesture, a movement. In this flow of testimonies, a cinematographic writing is woven that summons the questions of momentum and life.


Rachel Bénitah
Rachel Bénitah

Rachel Bénitah trained in classical dance from an early age and spent twenty years as a dancer-performer. At the age of 34, she began directing. Her first film, La Dernière marche, was selected at the FID (2006). Then she directed Tonkin, a documentary shot in 16mm. Living to this day, a portrait of the writer Marie Depussé (2011) was made at the same time as her decisive meeting in London with Stephen Dwoskin. She learns from him and accompanies him on his last film Age is. Upon his death in 2012, she interrupts her artistic projects to devote herself to her new mission as dean at the CFP Arts in Geneva. In 2019 she decides to return to cinema.

Other movies: THEMA : Body in motion