|234||2016. 04. 30||14:00||Jeonju Digital Independent Cinema||HEK19GV|
|545||2016. 05. 03||21:00||Jeonju Digital Independent Cinema||HEK19|
The background is a place in Western Europe that is ruined and desolate. A young American named Seymour falls obsessively in love with a mysterious courtesan named Melania. After his experience in Sarajevo war, Seymour tried to find ways to communicate with others but it gets only painful. The film’s original title La Vie Nouvelle is the French translation of Dante’s La Vita Nuova. Ironically, nothing is newly born in the film. In this film, the director takes audiences to deeper ambiguity than his previous film Sombre. Moral ambiguity, enigmatic narrative, and the vanity of emotional motives. All of them is darkness itself as was illustrated by the director. The film is defined as the pain of a being who seeks for love. With new kinds of image, sound and narration, the film brought about different responses due to its revolutionary narrative style, decisive adaptation of genres, and trembling and blinking images. (JANG Byungwon)
|Screenplay||Philippe GRANDRIEUX, Eric VUILLARD|
|Cast||Zach KNIGHTON, Anna MOUGALIS, Marc BARBE|
Born in 1954. GRANDRIEUX’s first three feature films, Sombre, A New Life and A Lake demonstrate his profound and radical exploration of image, sound and narrative structures. In 2011, he directed his documentary, It May Be That Beauty Has Strengthened Our Resolve - Masao Adachi has been programmed at more than 50 festivals and universities. He also directed White Epilepsy, Meurtriere, and Despite the Night which is his latest work.
The story involves a young American who falls obsessively in love with a mysterious courtesan named Melania against the backdrop\ of a dilapidated Eastern European landscape.