Writer and filmmaker, Laurence Hugues leads a poetic journey between documentary and intimate with a particular interest in the work of women. A graduate of FEMIS, she works largely with found and pre-filmed material from several countries: West Africa, India and Switzerland. Driven by her strong environmental commitments, she now lives in the French region of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.
Her book “Pas vu Maurice: chroniques de l’infraordinaire“, (Creaphis) is written from the found notebooks of her aunt Marie, who lived on an abandoned farm in Haut-Forez. Marie was a prolific note-keeper, the documenter of the everyday. The book is written in two voices, two female voices, that of Marie from her notebooks, recounting her “infraordinary” life, and the commentary of Laurence, that binds the narrative together. The photographs of the notebooks and the village of Marie taken are by Claude Benoit a la Guillaume.