Fokua : Nicolas Klotz eta Elisabeth Perceval = Foco : Nicolas Klotz y Elisabeth Perceval = Focus : Nicolas Klotz and Elisabeth Perceval
Clandestine dialogues is the title that the French film makers Nicolas Klotz and Elisabeth Perceval, the director and screenwriter who have worked together for more than two decades, wanted to use for this review of their film work. The "dialogues" part is clear from their work hand in hand, chat by chat, project by project since 2004, when they founded the production company Petits et Grands Oiseaux, from which they have backed all their films together. The "clandestine" part refers to their attention to the marginal, the underground, what is under authority, in the streets and borders of old Europe.
Clandestine dialogues is therefore a review of the political, night-time, vital cinema that characterises all of their work. It is also a plea to other ways of making films, because beyond the review of their "official" work, Klotz and Perceval propose a review of their work outside the industry, which emerges from their research work, video evidence and workshops.