extraordinaires mésaventures de la jeune fille de pierre

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Les extraordinaires mésaventures de la jeune fille de pierre

The Marvelous Misadventures of the Stone Lady

Gabriel Abrantes
F/P, 2019
Shorts, 20min, OmeU

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Les extraordinaires mésaventures de la jeune fille de pierre

Gabriel Abrantes
F/P, 2019
Shorts, 20min, OmeU

Wed
30
Oct
16:00
Filmmuseum
Cast: 
Liza Lapert
Vimala Pons
Virgile Vernier
Annie Mercier
Screenplay: 
Gabriel Abrantes
Camera: 
Kanamé Onoyama
Editor: 
Margarida Lucas

Production: 
Les Films du Bélier,
Artifcial Humors
World Sales: 
Portugal Film
Format: 
DCP
Color

A fanciful fairytale set in the Louvre: Energized with sly commentary, this short observes the awakening of the sculpture of a woman in peasant dress. After getting over the shock of being animated into motion, the sculpture soon finds that hiding out in the museum does not satisfy her curiosity. She runs out straight into a street protest against inequality, which is in turn approached by riot police. Abrantes pokes fun at sacred cows in art and politics, as he efortlessly underlines the instabilities in our thoughts and feelings about both. With its seamless and snappy use of CGI, the figure becomes a remarkably sympathetic vessel while retaining an essential blankness. (Nicolas Rapold)