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L’île des morts

Venice Virtual Reality

Director:
Benjamin Nuel
Production:
Les Produits Frais (Oriane Hurard), Arte France
Running Time:
8’
Language:
French
Country:
France
Main Cast:
Richard Doust
Screenplay:
Benjamin Nuel, Clémence Madeleine-Perdrillat
Music:
Sergei Rachmaninoff, “Isle of the Dead”, Op. 29
Sound:
Xavier Thibault
Notes:
Stand Up

Synopsis

L'île des morts is a timeless journey, starting from an everyday apartment towards our final destination, guided by Charon, ferryman of the Underworld.
This VR experience is a loose recreation of the eponymous work painted in 1883 by the Swiss symbolist painter Arnold Böcklin. The famous masterpiece also inspired a symphonic poem by Rachmaninov, which makes a perfect soundtrack to accompany the experience.

Director’s Statement

There is an appealing mystery in the original painting. Böcklin painted it in a Post-Romanticism bubble, at the core of the violent Industrial Revolution, and I can draw a parallel with our times. I’ve designed the VR experience as a peaceful journey, as unchangeable as our final destination.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION: Les Produits Frais
1, impasse de la Baleine
75011 – Paris, France
Tel. 33661431502
oriane@lesproduitsfrais.com

In coproduction with: ARTE France
8 rue Marceau
92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux
France
Tel. +33 155007777

WORLD SALES: Herrmann Alec – ARTE France
8, rue Marceau
92130 - Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
Tel. 33155007322
a-herrmann@artefrance.fr


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