back to Nissa la bèla par ChristianPassuello
back to Nissa
Documentary 52mn. 1996
Authors : Jànluc SAUVAIGO /
Production : Interface films, Agovision
TV broadcasting : Planète
A traveler is taking a return trip across his homeland as if discovering
it for the first time. Apart from old photographs what really remains
of this nostalgic country for someone who has left it once, and how does
he manage to leave it again?
When this journey leads to Nice, capital of the "French Riviera",
one's judgment is impaired. Indeed, Nice and the "Pays Niçois"
existed before the label "French Riviera".
But all things considered, Nice is not a real city, but rather a dream,
a fantasy… a "pantaï".
Can the local people still recognize their true image or are they restricted
to that of others?
"Going back to… Nissa la Bèla…" is a trip
which invites us to reflect on identity and cultural adherence. Exploring
one’s roots, identifying a place, becoming one with one’s
Does this still have any meaning today ? Is it compatible with the new
promised land, the "globalization"??