Mimesis: The Battered Mime and a Little Street Kid

Mimesis: The Battered Mime and a Little Street Kid

Mimesis is a melancholy, but ultimately very uplifting short film directed by the young French filmmaker Camille Meynard, which has won a number of awards at European film festivals. The film tells the story of a chance meeting between a down-on-his-luck mime and a young boy. Mimesis opens showing the mime at a tawdry fight club full of hooligans, where he works as a battered fall-guy for the other fighters. After he gets fired from the fight club, the mime returns home to his decrepit little apartment, where he gets harassed by a group of boys throwing rocks through his window. The ensuing encounter between the street kid and the tragic mime leads to a heartwarming coming together of an adult mind in a children’s body and a children’s mind in an adult body. Who said magic doesn’t exist anymore?

Mimesis: The Battered Mime and a Little Street Kid

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Photo of the Day: And Clowns Also Cry

Photo of the Day: And Clowns Also Cry

Photography by:  Glenn Losack, M.D.

Le Mime Marcel Marceau: A Very Sad Clown

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Once Upon a Mime: There Were Two Mimes and Then….

Once Upon a Mime: There Were Two Mimes and Then…

Once Upon a Mime: There Were Two Mimes

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My Articles for Sunday, September 23, 2007

This posting presents conceptualizations of silence: the silence surrounding madness, the political silence forced upon citizens by dictatorships, and the personal silence burning with desire to express oneself and unburden one’s soul.

Beautiful, high-resolution photographs, contemporary music audio, and a video photo-gallery are included.

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Marcel Marceau escaped transport to a Nazi death camp and worked with the French Resistance to protect Jewish children. He later became a mime legend, and has died at the age of 84. Marceau was best known for his onstage persona “Bip,” a sad, chalk-faced clown who denoted the frailty of life.

Official portrait, colorful photographs and two videos included.

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Visions of Silence

The images in the video photo-gallery presented below are conceptualizations of silence: the silence surrounding madness, the political silence enforced upon citizens by totalitarian regimes and dictatorships, and the intensely personal silence that is bound up with the burning desire to express oneself and unburden one’s soul.

Images of Silence: A Video Photo-Gallery

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