Louis Aragon, a Mask in Paris

Sarah Maldoror

IndieLisboa 2021 •

France, Documentary, 1978, 20′

In this documentary, Sarah Maldoror interviews Louis Aragon, a poet and a key figure in French surrealism. At the same time, she questions how the surrealist movement – in the periods between and post-war – faced the racial issue, the “other” and the affirmation of other identities.

Director's Bio

After studying theatre and creating the first Black theatre troupe in Paris, Les Griots, Sarah Maldoror studied cinema in Moscow. Her sharp body of work, which consists of 46 films, is the reflection of a bold warrior who is curious, generous, irreverent and who looks out for others, taking poetics beyond every boundary. An outspoken rebel and a resolute humanist, Sarah Maldoror celebrated the engagement of the artist, and art as an act of freedom.