Eleonore Weber

*1972, France. Lives and works in Paris, France.

A graduate of political philosophy, Eléonore Weber developed her singular style first in the theatre, then in film. A playwright in her own right, Weber created Tu supposes un coin d’herbe in 2005, later produced at the théâtre de la Bastille in Paris in 2007, then Rendre une vie vivable n’a rien d’une question vaine at the Festival d’Avignon in July 2007. Parallel to this activity, Eléonore Weber directed a documentary, Silence dans le fortin in 2002, then Temps morts in 2005, selected for numerous festivals. Since January 2008, she has been working with Patricia Allio. Their first common project, Un inconvénient mineur sur l’échelle des valeurs, was created at the Grande Halle de la Villette.

Weber Les hommes sans gravite

Les hommes sans gravité / France / 2007 / 38' / 16:9

Within the crumbling walls of a house in ruins, two young men - a lord and a gypsy - get to know each other. Bodies and decor are filmed as echoes of one another, gracefully and languidly, as they continually threaten to disappear into a narrative abyss, only to be saved in extremis by a volley of dialogues which are themselves nourished by the character' own faint yet sustained curiosity for each other. Through a mise-en-scene between frailty and persistance, Eléonore Weber's film follows desire in motion.