Another Miu Miu film from the series “Women’s Tales” launched today, by Ava DuVernay: “The Door”.
I love Miu Miu’s shorts films but this, especially.
The new short film is a celebration of the transformative power of
feminine bonds, and a symbolic story of life change.
“The symbolic centre of The Door is the front entrance of the protagonist’s home. As she
opens it to greet a friend in the powerfully framed opening scenes, she is shrouded in
an oblique sadness. “In the film, characters arrive at the door of a friend in need, bringing
something of themselves”, explains DuVernay. “Eventually, we witness our heroine ready to
walk through the door on her own. The door in the film represents a pathway to who we are”.
“Every time a woman makes a film it is a political act, in my view, whether we mean it to be or not” states DuVernay. “Films by women – whether comedy or drama, documentary or narrative – illustrate the human experience through a woman’s voice, through a woman’s eyes, through a woman’s creativity. Experiences which are often marginalized, fabricated or simply ignored. I think what Miu Miu is doing with this film series is wonderfully radical”.
Photos: Brigitte Lacombe
This is everywhere already but I couldn’t resist sharing it with you.
Kahlil Joseph made this magnificent short film and FLy Lo put the music, straight from his upcoming album ‘Until The Quiet Comes’,
out October 1st/2nd.
Cinematheque sessions premiered last night for the new season at Bios curated by Vasilis Konstantoudakis of Orila.net. The first guests were Ku, Cassettine and Nanotekt , producing a very special audiovisual artwork. stay tuned for more exquisite Cinematheque nights as we have much to expect.
i wanted to share Jeans Wilder’s (aka Andrew Caddick) teenaged and eerie “Sparkler” with you for the weekend and i came across a beautiful video on vimeo. enjoy.
Beverly Hills, 19 of July 2011 – Miu Miu flies to Los Angeles for the premiere of “Muta”, the short film directed by Argentinian director Lucrecia Martel, which is also the second chapter of The Miu Miu Women’s Tales project: A contemporary film noir and a personal reflection on the transformative power of femininity.
For this occasion, an iconic 1920s mansion on La Collina Drive was transformed by Oscar winning set designer Martin Childs. Their interior designs were inspired by the Miu Miu Autumn/Winter 2011 collection where old Hollywood from the 40’s meets European Glamour. The intention of the set design was to recreate a cinematic film noir stage which has been abandoned by its actors.
Upon entering the courtyard, guests encountered a vintage car with chauffer from the 1940 s, setting the tone for mystery and glamour. Guests were invited to mingle with characters living within the light, and intriguing shadows of the home.
During the course of the evening, a cigarette girl presented guests with the Miu Miu Noir sunglasses collection, which represented the main characters in the film. Guests and young actresses had the privilege of trying on the sophisticated 40s styles while
being photographed by a roving reporter.
The 17th Athens International Film Festival presented last night- during the first Athens Open Air film Festival- the Space Story, a series of twelve short silent films of the beginning of the 20th century dedicated to the meaning and sense of “Space”
Τhe adventures of space as room, as distance, as periods of time, as the place out of planet earth was the point of focus in an open dialogue between two greek musicians, Aggelos Kyriou and Fantastikoi Hxoi, that were invited to write music for The Space Story
The classical film of George Melier “Eclipse de soleil un pleine lune” dressed with Fantastikoi Hxoi- amazing job, i’m a pure fan but you already know that
Ladies & Gents
i’m pretty excited for this one!
every cool fashion video needs a good party so Costas Argiriou will take over the decks to make sure we go home pretty late
hope to see you all there!
after Boudicca, i had an appointment at Pierre Hardy press office, one of my favorites shoe designers- i think i own most of of his accessories than any other designer’s now that i think about it. the collection was immense, i walked around and kept seeing shoes forever. as always, a great job.
can you spot the buildings?
next in the program sheet was the opening of Erotokritos new flagship store at Boulevard Beaumarchais and the private screening of the fashion film “La lutte de l’amour” by Antoine Asseraf, featuring Erotokritos’ new summer collection. of course we went over to congratulate Erotokritos for his boutique and watch the film.
sunday morning in Paris was sunny and relaxing, until the sun went down and the vampires came out.
we first visited Diane Pernet’s ASVOFF3 film festival, where we had a chance to pose with huge masks, watch fashion films and listen to some cello. i was happily surprised to see Gaspar Claus again, a very young, talented sweet french cellist i met in Athens a few months ago, when he performed casually one night for ten people at Vinyl Microstore. Check-out his music and some beautiful videos by Blogotheque here. For the festival Gaspar performed with Sayoko.
after that, it was party time: Givenchy’s after- show party. Apart from celebrating the new collection, it was also Mariacarla’s birthday and Riccardo Tisci decided to combine it with a birthday surprise for her. Courtney Love accompanied by a guitar, sang unplugged Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance (!) and soon after that, things got out of hand, we danced and laughed and i’m quite positive there were no glasses left unbroken at L’ Arc club. Filep took many photos and some videos
one hell of a night..
in September 2009 Vincent Moon and Thomas Rabillon of La Blogotheque visited Athens for several days, invited by Athens International Film Festival to shoot, as they said, a musical experiment: 15 local bands performing live in one take.
many dear friends of mine participated in this event that day of September, which took place at Booze Cooperativa, so i was there, enjoying myself in a musical celebration and a very interesting project with different artists performing in all the three floors of the building and Vincent Moon twirling around them with a camera, to create a year after what was called ‘A temporary Area in Athens’.
The music documentary premiered last night during Athens International Film Festival 2010 and as Thomas said in a small introduction, the outcome in total was rather focused on a greek sensation and the way underground greek artists are related to music and their music projects, rather to a presentation of the artists themselves.
i thought the outcome was beautiful, artistically speaking, but i would prefer to see more of a documentary side- although i admit one can’t shoot a documentary in a week, i mean how deep can one ‘dig’ into a situation? however, to some viewers the movie seemed sloppy
the whole film was created in the same way the duo works all this time, sharing the same vision and aesthetics. an interesting short film presenting in 45 minutes last September’s eight vivid hours, with people sharing a unique energy and atmosphere
it’s getting hot in here and your skin’s melting like fresh butter.. wait until you listen to this one-minute distorted guitar playing and tell me if you feel your brains too, melt and ooze from ears and mouth. sweeeeeet.
from A Thousand Beautiful Women, fresh and clean.
“This video is a FICTION and an ARTISTIC PROJECT, I don’t claim to have reached the bottom of the hole (202m) without rope and fins, as the world record in no-fins discipline is 95m. We made this movie to show another approach in freediving videos. We wanted to express the strenght of the elements water-earth-air and the sensations of freedom, harmony, exploration. All the shots were made on breath hold by Julie Gautier. We directed and edited the movie ourselves, Julie and me. Jerome Espla (Poisson Lune Productions) was the gradder of the clip (color corrections…). The music is from ARCHIVE – you make me feel. The camera is a Canon 5D mark II.”
Guillaume Néry is a world champion and record man freediver. Next stop for him is the 3rd Mediterranean World Cup organised in Kalamata, Greece.
Given that in what he does at least three of my greatest phobias are involved, i could do nothing but admire him.
1947 marked the first appearance of a Sapphire dress that was to recur in a number of Monsieur Dior’s collections. With the birth of ‘The New Look’ , blue was already part of the house’s palette a “Bleu de Paris”, a shade of blue that since then runs the veins of Dior House.
Haute Couture Printemps Ete 2009 Christian Dior par John Galliano.
While all eyes are on Shanghai for the universal exhibition, Dior has chosen to honour its strong links with China by reopening its boutique at Plaza 66. In this prestigious mall in the heart of Puxi, the 420 square meter space has been designed by Peter Marino, architect of Dior’s boutiques.
The transparent glass façade covered in a white silk screen evokes the “cannage” motif using a technique originally imagined by Kumiko Inui for the boutique in Nagoya, Japan. Inside, a wide staircase in Burgundy stone with a wrought-iron balustrade echoes the famous Dior staircase at 30 Avenue Montaigne. A video installation by Oyoram on some 96 screens accompanies the ascension towards the second floor.
DIOR makes its runway debut in Shanghai with a Cruise Collection that captures the true spirit of the Dior contemporary La Parisienne. Inspired by the cult French cinema movement Nouvelle Vague this collection captures the new generation – their optimism mixing bold colours, graphic shapes and stripes with fabric innovation. A small selection just to get an idea:
In Shanghai, Marion Cotillard becomes Lady Blue.
One lady. Four cities.
in a cinematic campaign based on four short stories, featuring the iconic Lady Dior handbag.
if you detest youtube, watch the full video