"Art, wealth, power and bravery die. The world and all its works spoil. Eternity comes after this time. O fools shun vanity." (German author XVII)
VANITÉS is both a film of souvenirs that devotes itself to beauty and love, a philosophical tale, and a story of satire where men do not have the best of roles. The memories bring to life a beautiful young painter, his gaze caressing objects and colors and his simple and very human encounter with his old neighbor with whom he communicates discreetly by words and simple gestures. The philosophical tale is inspired VANITÉS, A pictorial genre born in the 16th century that ponders the transience and vainness of human life: objects symbolize human activities carring elements evoking time passing too quickly and fragility in the face death. Satire reveals greed, the lure of wealth for heirs who erase with their vanités the sweetness and beauty that the young painter and his old neighbor shared. So it is!
VANITÉS is a short film with an expected running time of of 7 minutes.
The director Alain PITREL, the assistant Miichel OHEIX, the cinematographer Thierry DUMOULIN officiate the WYP Association that is producing the film. WYP is working in partnership with the University Paul Valery Montpellier 3 (cinema undergraduates) to, among other things, encourage meetings between experienced film professionals and students currently studying.
VANITÉS is a project that combines actors and professional technicians with movie buff enthusiasts.
AN IDEA OF ALAIN PITREL
One spring morning, in a peaceful and benevolent countryside, a young painter at his easel crosses an old lady who picks up his hanging clothes. The two characters just talk and share this moment of tranquility and work. The day unfolds at the pace of this tranquil countryside: the old lady feeding her chickens and rabbits, watering her flowers and flourishes with her rich internal memories. The sun is setting on this peaceful countryside. Another day the same painter continues his work in front of his easel, but the environment has changed, neighbors pass and speak about the strange old lady, a camera movement reveals the dead animals hanging from the clothes line, waiting to be shared among the heirs. These heirs share the memories of the old lady and such grotesque characters out of a painting by Goya, invade the screen.
WHO ARE WE ?
Alain PITREL : Decorator / interior designer for the cinema since 1970
Thierry DUMOULIN : Cameraman / Operator Chief / Director since 1977
Michel OHEIX :
From the early 80s co-directed several documentaries, mainly on visual artists.
Actresses / actors : Françoise HERNANDEZ, Pauline TOURET, Sophie MILLON, Corinne DERIAN, Véronique RODRIGUEZ, Henri LE NY, Carlos MORENO ...
Assistant director : Juan Pablo VENEZUELA
Dialogue : Michel OHEIX
script : Tina MORENO
Editing : Mariette GUTHERZ
Music : composed and played by Pepe MARTINEZ, songwriter.
Participation in sets: Pierre PELISSIER Dynamogène founder, Helen ARLAUD .
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A big thank you to the LIPP family for the use of their Mas in ANTIGNARGUES and to Dany et Jean Claude PRUVOST for their reception and their help in the village of Antignargues.
With the participation of Prescilia Vieira-Coelha, Lucas Fritschi (students) and Caroline Hermosilla (instructor) of the Licence Cinéma program of the Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier III.