He reads signs that birds leave in the mud. These traces are a form of writing, a language that normal people can’t understand. Brume de Dieu is an excerpt from the novel Birds by Tarjei Vesaas. It is performance directed by Claude Régy: “Sometimes through the mist there is another quality of light. Between shadow and light, between blindness and greater knowledge, that is where we can find the mind of the ambiguous creature that Vesaas named Mattis.” Brume de Dieu is a film. A hypnotic experience. We are transported by the body of Laurent Cazanave, the actor through whom passes the words of Mattis. The film Brume de Dieu is this encounter with Mattis.
Eng. Mattis is retarded, so people think, someone with a mental handicap who sees things others don’t.
A film based on the Theater performance «Brume de dieu» directed by Claude Régy, excerpt from the novel «Birds» of Tarjei Vesaas. Actor: Laurent Cazanave. Director of photography: Javier Ruiz Gomez. Production sound mixer & sound editor: Yves Coméliau. Film editor: Adrien Faucheux. Set designer: Sallahdyn Khatir. Light designer: Rémi Godfroy. Sound designer: Philippe Cachia. Production director: Sabrina Iwanski for LGM Television. With the support of French Ministery of Culture & French National Center of Cinematography. Copyright: LGM télévision – Les Ateliers Contemporains.