Les ¾ de la vie (1971) & Avec le sang des autres (1975) – Filmscreening

Event   December 15, 2021, 18:00 – 20:00

On the occasion of the exhibition by Alan Michael, the Halle für Kunst is screening two films from the context of the workers' film collective Groupe Medvedkine Sochaux. Named after the Soviet filmmaker Alexandre Medvedkine, workers from the Peugeot factory in Sochaux got together in 1968 to produce films. Another Medvedkine group had previously formed in Besançon in the factory of the plastics manufacturer Rhodiacéta. Accompanied by the French filmmakers Chris Marker and Bruno Muel, the Medvedkine groups produced fourteen films between 1967 and 1975. The two films Les 3/4 de la vie (1971) and Avec le sang des autres (1975) show–both documentary and fictionalised–the everyday work and processes of car production in the Peugeot factory in Sochaux. As a prototypical commodity of the post-war period, the car is an occasion to reflect on the homogenising effect of work, especially work on the assembly line. Its effects are made tangible in the films by the filmmaking workers. 

„Les 3/4 de la vie“ (1971), 18 min
Groupe Medvedkine Sochaux 

„Avec le sang des autres“ (1975), 49 min 
Bruno Muel / Groupe Medvedkine Sochaux

The films are shown in French with English subtitles. If required, a German translation of the subtitles can be provided. 

With the kind support of Iskra, Ivry-sur-Seine.

Please note that a vaccination card or proof of convalescence and a negative test result are required to attend all events and the exhibition (2G+). The test can also be taken on site. This policy does not apply to children and young people under the age of 18.