The place of Reality in Fiction

Scenes mixing actors and non-actors, weather hazards, fictional characters thrown into a daily life: consciously or incidentally, reality and fiction mix with one another within the films. Improvised or on the contrary sought for and elaborated, how does this take place ? What is the balance between reality and fiction in the cinema ? How do filmmakers shape reality within fiction ? What is the place of the world in stories ? This question of the intrusion of reality within fiction, or of shifting between reality and fiction, is demonstrated differently depending on films.

Resources

A film presenting the question’s stakes, a sequence analysis, film extracts organised according to categories that can be watched online as well as a still images portfolio (photos, paintings). These elements can be put in an index and gathered in the personal space.

Examples

Within the workshops, students from primary schools, secondary schools and high schools attempted short sequences (exercises) before making a film reflecting on their journey through the year with this question in mind. These elements can be put in an index and gathered in the personal space. Through a sharing dimension, this space can welcome new reported experiences.