ESADHaR: École Supérieure d'Art & Design Le Havre/Rouen
Anniversaire is a short film of about six minutes, shot in HDV and 16/9th video and projected onto a big screen. It is the speech of a man giving his thanks for the costume party organised in his honour. The video is composed of a long continuous travelling shot presenting all the characters whom the narrator thanks, until the film reveals the identity of the speaker and reveals that he has invented everything. The absence of set, the artificial light, the colours, the vagueness, the sound that is not always synchronous - these elements, among others, put into question the truthfulness of the fiction.