Modesty and Shame

Hervé Guibert / France /1992 / 58 min

Wednesday 6 Oct  20.00, Kummelholmen

His body fails him, the disease torments him. Hervé Guibert dances in front of the camera, alone, in the same way he shoots. Intoxicating, miserably, tender and cruel. He dreamt about making dramas with Isabelle Adjani, but ended up being the only actor in his own movie, produced with only one portable camera during his last year in life. Modesty and Shame is a tribute to one of France’s most controversial authors of all time.

The movie is followed by a discussion with author Eli Levén about Hervé Guiberts search for death.