The Texture

In a dystopian future, Syd creates videos to entertain mankind. But after staring at the image for so long, he becomes obsessed with a truth that would be hidden in the heart of its texture… A dark tale of culture formatting, loss of a loved one, and the search for knowledge.

  • Eric Barzman
  • Eric Barzman
  • Sébastien G. Corona
    Key Cast
  • Nassim Faranpour
    Key Cast
  • Rémy de Vaucorbeil
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    La Texture
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-fi, Drama, Anticipation, Surreal
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 10, 2017
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  • Country of Filming:
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 2K
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Short Film Corner Festival de Cannes
    May 22, 2017
  • Festival du court-métrage de Saint-Maur
    October 6, 2017
  • Move Me Productions Belgium
    November 27, 2017
Director Biography - Eric Barzman

Coming from the world of graphic novels and rock music, Eric Barzman studied filmmaking at Manchester School of Art (MMU).
He is now an independent filmmaker in Paris, having directed and worked as DOP on several short fiction films, within various genres: comedies, psychological dramas, sci-fi…

When he has too much spare time, he travels around the world…

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Director Statement

« The Texture » is a film about sensations.

Inspired by my personal experience as video editor, it’s a story of a man living in a derelict future made of long corridors, obsessed by the image.

It’s the obsession of our times. Overabundant images, whose resolution is franticly increasing (2K, 4K… more and more Ks) seem to try to be more real than reality… at the expense of our other senses.

The film is about one’s relationship to both their senses of vision and touch, a theme expressed through cinematography and editing as well.

Originally planned to be filmed on 16mm B&W, the project was eventually shot on digital, but retained a visually stimulating « low-fi » style: deep black & white contrast, a strong video noise, like a constant explosion of pixels.

The sense of touch is conveyed through extreme close-ups displaying the texture of objects, and the feeling of obsession is evoked through the editing rhythm.

Thus the film presents itself as a “symphony of the senses”.