Philomena - Episode LOVE

A documentary collection by Anne-Lise Rey & Brigitte Barbier, directed by Brigitte Barbier

Synopsis of the collection

How to think for oneself, how to form one's own opinion and to reason when one is aged between 10 and 14 years old in the 21st century?
The thirteen-year-old animation character, Philomena, gives a lesson in philosophical thought through her own questions and becomes acquainted with the great names of philosophy through five key words: Justice, Love, Difference, Death and Freedom.

In this episode, Philomena denies being in love with Jules and tries to understand the different ways of loving. She learns that loving oneself is neither self-love nor narcissism and that desire comes from lack. She discovers Plato's myth of the androgynous and reflects on the dangers of the feeling of love and the passion of the bodies which makes one lose reason and freedom. She also understands that love is a formidable creative engine and is indignant that homosexuality!

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Format: 16/9 - 5x26’ - Colour - HD
Animations, archives and real images
Fundings: Centre National du Cinéma et de l'image animée, Région Grand Est and Strasbourg Eurométropolein partnership with CNC, Procirep-Angoa
First broadcaster: Arte
© 2020

Editing: Christine Bouteiller & Jean-Baptiste Morin
Conception/ Series ilustrations: Catel Muller
Graphic creation/ Animator: Mykamazé
Dioramas: Frédéric Ducomet-Boquier
Original music: Olivier Fuchs