Mathieu J. H. Hansen

La Cinquième Saison (The Fifth Season), 2021

In the film  La Cinquième Saison (The Fifth Season), Mathieu J. H. Hansen deals with the thoughts and feelings surrounding his mother's recent passing. Home video recordings from Hansen's upbringing in a social housing complex in the outskirts of Copenhagen are intertwined and contrasted with more cinematic constructions from his mother's childhood home in southern France and selected dioramas at The National Zoological Museum. Without the use of text or speech, the film instead moves through atmospheric images and soundscapes, revolving around themes of time and grief and the relation to nature and origin.