YDESSA, THE BEARS ETC…

A film by Agnès Varda

Cast : Ydessa Hendeles

France / original title : YDESSA, LES OURS ETC...) / 44'’ / Color / status : completed / French / short film

In two huge rooms, discover hundreds of old photographs: children in their Sunday best, families gathered, groups of friends, athletes, or colleagues, etc.… and discover that in each picture we also see a Teddy Bear… How and why did YDESSA, a Canadian woman, born of German Jewish parents, collect these photographs along with a few reassuring bears typical of the era.

A closer look reveals a certain amount of anxiety. Actually, the filmed visit of this collection, exhibited in Munich, is full of surprises.