vendredi, juin 07, 2013

I shot Riorama the last year, during an artist residency at La Jasserie du Mont Pilat. It was presented during the exhibition «Des Paysages» (Greenhouse, Saint-Etienne, France). La Jasserie is a place where Jean-Jacques Rousseau lost his beloved dog Sultan. There is also a legend telling that Ponce Pilate moved to Gaule and commited suicide here. In the film, Riorama is a summer holidays resort utopia. In fact, it was a real project by the architect & utopist François Garas. The old cowherd Maurice, who I interviewed in the second part of the film, died a few days after the filming, as if sharing his memories was the last thing to do before departing. The titles have been translated by Edwin Monsanto. Please have a look and share!