France Tag Archive

Art & Fashion, Premiere

Mathieu Mondoulet & Thibaut Eiferman’s ‘La Fuga Dei Cervelli’ Explores the Fight Between Freedom and Conformity

Thibaut Eiferman & Mathieu Mondoulet detail the combination of improvisation, choreography & nature with man-made environments of their dance film.

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Live Action

Léo Berne & Raphaël Rodriguez Force Us to Consider the Darkest of a Suppressed Subconscious in ‘Censor of Dreams’

Léo Berne & Raphaël Rodriguez reveal how they adapted a surreal short story into a universal exploration of our suppressed psyches.

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Animation

Olivier Lescot’s ‘The Rift’ is the Perfect High-Octane Tribute to the Myth of Tommy Lee Jones

Olivier Lescot discusses deploying flowing movements, an impressive one-shot, a fine sense of myth and a propulsive tone for his kinetic car chase short.

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Live Action

Koya Kamura Crafts a Humbling Contemplative Drama About Grief in His Fukushima-Set Debut ‘Homesick’

Koya Kamura reflects on his successful decision to make the leap from a decade in commercials into his narrative debut, a drama set in post-disaster Japan.

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Documentary

Julien Soulier’s Sun-Kissed ‘Ali’ Tenderly Explores Freestyle Gymnastics as a Form of Self-Expression

Julien Soulier discusses blending VHS footage with 16mm, voiceover with intimate access in his tender portrait of finding freedom through gymnastics.

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Art & Fashion

Life Is a Journey Not a Destination in Christopher Hanany’s Free-Flowing Spiritual Dance Short ‘The Way’

Christopher Hanany talks to DN about the benefits he found in trusting his performers and embracing their spontaneity for spiritual dance short 'The Way'.

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Live Action

A Young Woman Falls for the Seductive Allure of a Tilt-a-Whirl in Zoé Wittocks Fantastical Romance Debut ‘Jumbo’

Zoé Wittock provides an insight into the production practicalities of choreographing the many moving parts of her objectophilia romance feature 'Jumbo'.

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Music

Love and Freedom Are Found On the Open Road in Thomas Vernay’s LGBTQ Music Video ‘Bad Things’

Thomas Vernay returns to DN to discuss the production of his single-take music video 'Bad Things', a romantic ode to freedom, love and the open road.

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Film Festival, Live Action

Molly Gillis Explores a Woman’s Yearning to Overcome Her Current Fragility in Graceful Short ‘Plaisir’

Molly Gillis takes DN inside the creation of her sun-soaked autobiographical tale of self-discovery and unrequited love in the South of France.

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Animation

Nicolas Lichtle Delivers a Disturbing Snapshot of The Year 2020 In Conceptual Short ‘à la fin…’

Nicolas Lichtle talks to DN about adopting experimental techniques & surreal imagery to illustrate how catastrophic 2020 has been thus far in 'à la fin…'

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Live Action

James F Coton’s “Day 48” A Quarantine Short Story Turns Lockdown into Art

The coronavirus-inspired shorts keep coming! James F Coton's laptop and iPhone screen based 'Day 48' ups the ante on today's digitally mediated times.

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Live Action, Premiere

Marc Augey on Capturing the Mood of Quarantine Life in ‘How are u feeling?’

Marc Augey found his film change dramatically when the entire world went into lockdown. We talked to him about how quarantine shaped his debut short.

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