A Frenchwoman Does a Movie about Boris Pahor
Fabienne Issartel devoted all 98 minutes of her documentary to the legendary Slovenian writer. In her film ‘Boris Pahor: Portrait of a Freeman’, the director calls the 104-year-old resident of Trieste ‘my hero’ describing him with genuine admiration.
Fabienne Issartel spent 8 years with a video camera in her hands accompanying Pahor during his trips around Europe, performances at literary festivals, schools and other events.
The film opened a new season in the Cankar Centre in Ljubljana. It was first shown in March 2014 in the premises of the Revoltella Museum in Trieste on the initiative of the local Alliance Français association. At the same time, the documentary was also shown to the audience of the French Cultural Institute Charles Nodier in Ljubljana, and then to the Slovenian immigrants in Paris.
The Slovenian writer and long-liver is known primarily for his novel about the Necropolis concentration camp as well as the trilogy about Trieste and the Slovene minority in Italy, which combined the novels ‘Obscuration’, ‘A Difficult Spring’ and ‘In the Labyrinth’.