Discours de la méthode

When life is aphasic, Alberto looks for the right words. He just bought a powered helmet to help learn languages. But when desire is the guide to our actions, if a man looks for solutions, he gets lost in reflections. The world becomes a projection of his desire, and when desire gets frustrated, the world moves further and further away. What is it about the Future? What will we find? Where will we be?

A short moral tale adapted to the contemporary stalemate in moral beliefs. A strong nostalgic idea of Past, a scared and ambitious conception of Future, we’re stuck in the middle. The Middle Age. Descartes sort us out of it, claiming the individual: cogito ergo sum. With a pinch of irony, this movie is the - impossible - film adaptation of René Descartes’ book Discours de la méthode.

A magic helmet. A hallucinated wandering. A delirium of voice. Discours de la méthode plunges us into a surprising universe, suspended between science-fiction camp and a philosophical comedy, hypnotized by the strange melody of a broken recorder.

  • Enrico Turci
  • Enrico Turci
  • Atelier Jeunes Cinéastes !
  • Mikael Di Marzo
    Key Cast
  • Léa Lanfranchi
    Key Cast
  • Majlinda Agaj
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Discours de la méthode
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature
  • Genres:
    Camp, Sci-fi, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
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  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    French, Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    HD video
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Festival Mundial de Cine Extremo
    October 8, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Le jour le plus court
    December 19, 2018
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Atelier Jeunes Cinéastes !
    Country: Belgium
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Enrico Turci

Enrico Turci (Forlì, 1987) worked a lot in the past on documentary films, recently turning into fiction with his first experimental short-movie “Discours de la Méthode”, a free cinematic update and adaptation of Descartes’ book.
He uses mainly expanded photography and video to develop a quest on the possibility for representation between narration and indexicality.

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Director Statement

"Discours de la méthode" is a movie that tries all the time to say something, but somehow it always fails.