AM Art Films
Paris, 2021

The loneliness of the double bass player as he writes a poem

Noël Balen

In the intimate colours of a deserted Paris and a recording studio in black and white, this visual, musical poem draws us into the climatic jazz world of double bassist and writer Noël Balen.

Suspended time, from which words and sounds arise, powerful and muffled, laden with the demons and ghosts of our days.

The Artist
Noël Balen was born in 1959 in La Ferté-Gaucher, in the French department of Seine-et-Marne. He is a writer and a musician, and lives and works in Paris.


Director and editor
Fabrice Castanier

Raphaël Pannier

Music composer
Noël Balen


Festival Selection
On Art Film Festival 2022, Varsovie (Pologne)

AVIFF 2022 - Art Film Festival, Cannes (France)

FIFA 2022, Montréal (Canada)

AM Art Films