“Testament”

“Testament”

Fran LEJEUNE (France)

Testament is a video art film made in 2022 whose story is an allegory of illness and death. This film tells the misadventure of a woman-soldier (myself) who crosses a wormhole (a parable of therapy) to travel through time, in order to escape an alien invasion (a metaphor for cancer).

Passing through the time travel machine, a young man is transported to the era from which the young soldier came. The fatal exchange will lead the teenager to a firing squad organized by the invaders.

Soon, an alien in turn uses the wormhole (which may represent metastasis). The heroine is then propelled to the alien planet (the land of remission) where a beast lives, attacks and chases her. The young woman thus ends up lost, alone, on an unknown planet, populated by dangerous animals.

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