Eng. Mattis is retarded, so people think, someone with a mental handicap who sees things others don’t.
He reads signs that birds leave in the mud. These traces are a form of writing, a language that normal people can’t understand. Brume de Dieu is an excerpt from the novel Birds by Tarjei Vesaas. It is performance directed by Claude Régy: “Sometimes through the mist there is another quality of light. Between shadow and light, between blindness and greater knowledge, that is where we can find the mind of the ambiguous creature that Vesaas named Mattis.” Brume de Dieu is a film. A hypnotic experience. We are transported by the body of Laurent Cazanave, the actor through whom passes the words of Mattis. The film Brume de Dieu is this encounter with Mattis.