Le moindre geste is a film that combines documentary and fictional elements, presenting education as an exercise in unframing. In it, we only see the wandering lines of Yves who, fleeing from shelter and the frame, has an adventure that escapes us. Deligny, interested more in processes than in the finished work, imagined a fable in four parts based on Yves, filming this with the help of Josée Manenti and Jean-Pierre Daniel in the area around his education laboratory located in the Cévennes region in southern France. Here, film and his camera became a way of mobilising and organising everyday life, in which filming became the predominant activity, a "weapon" against exclusion and standardisation.
Le moindre geste, Fernand Deligny, Josée Manenti and Jean-Pierre Daniel, 1971, 35 mm, 95 min.
Original language with Spanish subtitles. Film courtesy of Iskra Films and Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC).