A Sense of Place
Stéphane Manchematin, Serge Steyer
2018 - 91 min - Video Full HD - Couleur - France

Legacy of his paternal heritage, Marc devotes the majority of his time to his passion: "I live in a world of sounds". This existential quest leads him to lay down roots, and family, on the edge of a forest in the Vosges mountains.
As the sun sets, he hides his microphones in the undergrowth, starts recording, and recedes into nature. All night his set-up captures the sound ambiance: breaths, cries, songs, scratches... Back home in his basement studio, Marc listens to his recordings in search of the extra-ordinary.
Curious and intrigued by his nocturnal activities, his daughter, Lucie, shows interest in accompanying him. She is often the first audience of the sonic canvases created by her father.
His work begins to gain in notoriety; in schools, artistic circles, and the musical scene… Soon a composer, Christian Zanési, invites him to collaborate on a project creating a piece of electro acoustic music.

Author-Director : Stéphane Manchematin, Serge Steyer
Photography : Philippe Viladecas, Gautier Gumpper
Sound : Stéphane Manchematin
Editing : Stéphane Manchematin
Delegate Producer : Les Films de la pluie
Co-producer : Ana films
Broadcasting Pre-purchase : France 3
Contribution : CNC. COSIP, Procirep, Angoa-Agicoa, Région Bretagne, Région Grand Est


Distributor : Les Films de la pluie
Distributor : DHR (Direction Humaine des ressources)