The Wake

a film by Marine Hugonnier

FEATURE FILM | 2018 | 120 min

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This feature lenght narrative film tells the story of an afternoon and night a war journalist spends in the secret flat of a defeated dictator. It is the story of her participation in his fall. It starts when she enters the flat and ends when she leaves the next morning. The three characters in the film are a journalist, a maid and a dog. This film takes place in an undefined present time.

Director: Marine HugonnierScreenplay: Marine Hugonnier & Paul Mayersberg

Marine Hugonnier is one of the leading French artists of her generation.

Her work (films, works on paper and photographs) belongs to public collections such as the MOMA (New York), The Reina Sofia (Madrid), The MACBA (Barcelona), Le Louvre (Paris), The Museum of Modern Art (Paris), Philadelphia Museum of Art, (Philadelphia), The Jumex Collection (Mexico  City) among many others. 

This project will be her first feature film. 


Selected solo exhibitions:

Her work has been exhibited around the world in many institutions such as the Baltic Centre For Contemporary Art, Newcastle (2014); the Museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Seoul, Korea (2014), Mamco Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Geneva (2009); Konsthall Malmö, Sweden (2009); Kunsthalle Bern (2007); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2007); the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2007); the SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent (2007).

Selected group exhibitions:

52nd Venice Biennale (2007); “1979”, The Virreina Centre Imatge, Barcelona (2011); “I Am Still Alive: Politics and Everyday Life in Contemporary drawing”, MOMA, New York (2011); “Art and Press” Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2012); “Unfinished Journeys”, The National Museum of Norway/Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo (2012);  “Hen!”, Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico (2012); “Shock of the News”, National Gallery of Art, Washington (2012); “Counter-Production”, Generali Foundation, Vienna (2012); 6th Bienniale of images, Mechelen, Belgium (2013) and the Biennale of Cartagena, Colombia (2014). 

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