Love? by Denys Beaumatin is a positive, dreamlike aesthetic reflection about the quest for love that follows a winemaker in his world of wine, water and contemporary art.
This short film is all the more important as it will be the means to finance the feature film of the same title ready to be directed.
Presentation of the project by the writer-director:
My main goal with this film is to create a positive thought about the amazing journey that is the quest for love through the conscious and subconscious of a character.
What is the universe of the story?
Maxime, a winemaker in Bordeaux, operates in an area of outstanding beauty; on top of a small hill in a castle overlooking the river.
Art is central to the life of the castle, where this esthete enjoys travelling by boat and whose art openings are highly anticipated. Here, Maxime is enveloped by his poetic forces and creates an ideal image of women. It is here that he meets and falls under the charm of Clemence, a young artist who presents her exhibition "La Robe du vin" at the occasion of the presentation of the latest vintage.
The consciousness to evolve into a sublime reality feeds his subconscious. His imagination, his dreams of beauty, projections and memories of a loved one, suggest in this possible love a share of illusion and truth. For him to make the right choice for this love to live to all its potential or to fall in the throes of a destructive passion.
How the film was shot and why?
The film was shot using the Red Epic camera which worked well for filming in high definition digital, with a maximum resolution of 5K. The image 5k is often compared to legendary size 35 mm or 70 mm film. Considered the Rolls Royce of digital film, the process demands a lot in space and in logistics. Only a few recent movies have used it; such as the Hobbit or Prometheus in 2012.
In addition, the filming was done in ten different designs requiring dollies for almost every shot; with a crew of 25 people mobilized for 4 full days. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them again for their hard work. Especially the excellent director of photography Yohann Charrin.