Directed by François Rabaté
In New Orleans, Carnival is perceived as a multifaceted, festive experience in which voodoo enthusiasts, Mardi Gras Indians, feminist "muses" or decadent forty-year-olds partake. It is a colourful kaleidoscope comprising more than 70 different parades that take to the streets of the city during an entire fortnight. Like American society, with its rich contrasts, the carnival enables the expression of unbridled exuberance while providing a powerful outlet for social tension.
Format: 16/9 - 5x43’ & 5x52’ - Colour - 2K/ 4K
Production: UN FILM À LA PATTE, L’ENVOL & ARTE G.E.I.E.
Fundings: Centre National du Cinéma et de l'image animée, Région Alsace, Strasbourg Eurométropole
International distribution: ZED
First broadcaster: ARTE
Image: Raul Fernandez & Crista Rock
Sound: Ian Wood & Eric Laws
Editing: Stéphanie Porte