“Roussel showed me the way” – Marcel Duchamp
Raymond Roussel: Le Jour de Gloire (The Day of Glory)
A documentary on Raymond Roussel, who inspired the surrealist group, Marcel Proust and countless novelists and artists of today, from Enrique Vila-Matas and Miquel Barceló to Jan Svankmajer. Taking as our point of departure the film ”Impressions de la Haute Mongolie” (1976), which Salvador Dalí and his director José Montes-Baquer dedicated to Roussel, different specialists including Michel Butor uncover the figure of this writer and poet on a journey through literature, music and the visual arts, taking us from Barcelona to Mallorca, Madrid, Germany, France, Italy, Austria and the US. And from the microscopic ink-impregnated images to the most singular portrait of the human soul.