What if the mounds of mining waste in northern France were considered a tourist attraction, on a par with the Grand Canyon in Colorado or the Egyptian pyramids? To combat the disdain aroused by these mountains of waste, extracted from below the ground by generations of miners, Moullet embarks on journey ascending, reconsidering and acclaiming them, in his own inspired and bizarre style, setting off on a tour around France to explore this fascinating phenomenon.
Part of NÉCESSITÉ DE MOULLET - HOMAGE TO LUC MOULLET, FILMMAKER AND MONTAGNARD
Born in 1937, Luc Moullet is a French filmmaker and film producer. He joined the editorial staff of Cahiers du cinéma at the age of 18 and directed his first works in 1960, alternating from the beginning with ease shorts and feature films. Often playing with the canons of traditional narrative, since then he has made a total of 38 films, of all formats and genres, linked by a taste for burlesque and the recurring presence of the mountains.