In 2003 Abbas Ibn Firnas disappeared from the village in central France where he had spent most of his life. He was 73.
Ten years later, his 16-year old grandson Maleck, maker of films and high school dropout, has become the reluctant companion of an ageing widow, Yvette, who occasionally thinks she is fifteen, that Maleck and Abbas are the same person and that she and Maleck are lovers.
Yvette inadvertently hands Maleck clues to the incredible yet frustrating life of Abbas Ibn Firnas, inventor, philosopher, outsider and extraordinary dancer.
Now Maleck wants to know what happened to his grandfather. Yvette says that he flew away, but the village hides secrets of heroism and shame, and Maleck knows that man cannot fly.
This tiny film wasn't intended to be a teaser, it was just phone footage of me performing a little ritual to celabrate receiving the first copies of the book. But a lot of people were so nice about it that it became what it is.
This is the first teaser I made for this book, long before there were even plans to publish it.
This is the second of three teasers for LOVE AND INVENTION.
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