France Tag Archive

Explore Iñupiat Culture First Hand in Zoé Lamazou & Victor Gurrey’s Interactive Doc ‘A Whaling Season in Alaska’

Documentary

13th December, 2017

In their interactive doc Zoé Lamazou & Victor Gurrey explore Iñupiat culture & how offshore drilling affects the traditional practice of whale hunting.

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Appreciate the Beauty of Frozen Moments in Arthur Valverde’s Sculptural Dance Short ‘Statures of Gods’

Art & Fashion

5th December, 2017

Arthur Valverde tells DN how he combined sculpture and dance to express the beauty of the frozen moment in Paris art short 'Statures of Gods'.

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DN354: An English Boxer Fights to Survive a Brutal Thai Prison in Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s ‘A Prayer Before Dawn’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

26th October, 2017

How director Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire brought the brutal reality of an English boxer's life in one Thailand's most notorious prisons to screen.

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A Young Gay Man Flees His Painful Past in Anne Fontaine’s Coming Out, Coming of Age Feature ‘Reinventing Marvin’

Film Festival, Live Action

25th October, 2017

Anne Fontaine discusses her latest feature and tells DN why women's cinema defined by filmmaker gender is a undesirable road towards segregation.

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Cultural Heritage Frustrates a Teen’s Attempts to Solidify Her Identity in Josza Anjembe’s ‘French’

Live Action

12th October, 2017

Josza Anjembe speaks to DN about finding one’s cultural identity, her move into fiction filmmaking and using cinema as a weapon on short film

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Aurélien Heilbronn Takes an Exhilarating Look at Illegal Motorbike Racing Gangs in Doc ‘Street Racers’

Documentary

15th September, 2017

Aurélien Heilbronn discusses documenting the lives of the thrill seeking teens behind the Dominican Republic's illegal motorbike street races.

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Global Rail Against the ‘Kontroll’ of the Concrete Jungle in This Slick Streetwear Spot for Codryo

Art & Fashion

31st August, 2017

French Duo Global tell DN how 90s French Rap & a rejection of colour fuelled their slickly stylised expression of moral wrath for streetwear store Codryo.

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Friendship Endures After a Fall in Julien Piau’s Touching Micro-Short ‘PÉRILLEUX RACCOURCI’

Animation

19th May, 2017

Julien Piau talks to DN about his new micro-short which opens with a literal cliffhanger when two acolytes attempt to take a mountain shortcut.

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Teenage Temptations, Desires & Fantasies Are All Explored in Anthony Doncque’s ‘1992’

Live Action

7th April, 2017

Anthony Doncque reveals how personal footage shot 25yrs ago formed the basis of his nostalgic tale of passion between a student and his teaching assistant.

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A Teenage Romance Turns Into a Surrealist Dreamscape in Damien Manivel’s ‘Le Parc’

Live Action

17th March, 2017

Director/Producer Damien Manivel discusses making his second feature, teenage romance, dreams and how restrictions can aid creativity in filmmaking.

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Joseph Blanc Re-Envisions Love and Happiness in Painterly Music Video ‘This Mess Won’t Make Itself’

Animation, Music

22nd February, 2017

Motion Designer Joseph Blanc provides a reprieve from typical love stories with his painterly, emotionally gripping music video for Dead Seem Old.

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Lines of Racial Division Are Tentatively Crossed in Marc Fouchard’s Oscar Shortlisted ‘The Way of Tea’

Live Action

24th January, 2017

Marc Fouchard confounds expectations of racial violence when a young skinhead enters a Muslim store in his perennially timely Oscar shortlisted film.

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