FQ Columnist Amelie Hastie responds to Jacques Audiard's award-winning film Dheepan (2015), and acknowledges a long-standing attention to the filmmaker's work, stating: “Jacques Audiard's films move me. To screams, to tears, to fits of desire. I can remember every theatrical viewing of each of his films I have seen.” Hastie's column goes on to consider whether the films actively altered her own sense of perception, or whether her altered states determined her perception of Audiard's films. Engaging with the work of Henri Bergson, and exploring the themes of guardianship and traumatic fictions, Hastie delves into Audiard's logics vis-à-vis her own “matter and memory,” including an appreciation of her dog, Arlo.

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