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Sat, Jun 11


Théâtre de l'Épée de Bois

Screening and Q&A with Director Paul Heintz

Join us for the screening of CHARACTER, by Paul Heintz, followed by a student-led Q&A with the director. Heintz's film is an attempt to recreate unspeakable links between beings, texts and societies -- a feat Heintz accomplishes through an exploration of the experimental and the fantastic.

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Screening and Q&A with Director Paul Heintz

Time & Location

Jun 11, 2022, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Théâtre de l'Épée de Bois, 100 Rue Mouffetard, 75005


About the event

This screening will be preceded by a series of short student films made by current MA students.

Paul Heintz’s works explore through different mediums the reversibility of the relationships between reality and fiction, truth and simulation, normalcy and anomaly. The ordinary world thus appears strewn with art and simulacra which, because they are perfectly integrated into the fabric of everyday life, arouse effects of strangeness or burlesque that are all the more striking. Paul Heintz is a graduate of the National Superior School of Art and Design of Nancy, of the National Superior School of Decorative Arts in Paris and of Fresnoy, national studio of contemporary arts. He was the winner of the 2019 Emerige Revelations Prize and his first personal gallery exhibition was presented at gb agency in May 2021. 

In his experimental and humanist film, Character, filmmaker Paul Heintz sets off in search of Winston Smith. When he publishes a classified advert in the  newspaper searching for namesakes of the hero of George Orwell’s novel 1984, he causes a collision between fiction and reality. The daily life of these illustrious strangers becomes dystopian, absorbed by the imagination of each and every one of us.

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