Ariane | DVD
Ariane | DVD
French Movie | 2020 | Color
Ariane gets lost in the metro, wandering in her thoughts and her memories of a first romantic encounter ... ABOUT : Ariane is a project that officially came to fruition in several months. From the start, it was about telling a fragment of love between two people. An instant encounter. This story eventually evolved into several snippets of memories inspired by recent experiences. Then, a history of photographs joined then this rupture metaphorized by the exit of the subway. The images film different moments, but the editing really helped shape the creation of the story. That was one of the challenges of this film, as a way of portraying a memory that you would finally like to forget. In addition to this, you need to know more about it.
INTERVIEW WITH EMERIC GALLEGO:
In addition to this, you need to know more about it. What inspired you to make this film?
It is not precisely a film that inspired me this short film but a performance on stage and common experiences with other artists. At the beginning, when Ariane was just a small project emerging in my head, I came out of a shoot in which the voice over was very important and I wanted to continue this process that I had started with a previous short film. . When I saw Miles and Tiphaine play a couple's story on stage, without dialogue, I realized that I could do something with it. Ariane was initially a depressing story built from two improvised scenes. The first version still hangs out on my YouTube channel as unlisted and when I watch it I realize I had no idea what I really wanted to say. I discovered several romantic works afterwards and imagined a new plot to build Ariane like a gigantic puzzle. The film was being built during its production.
The metro has a metaphorical power in your film. What does it symbolize in a singular way?
The importance of the metro only finally came to the assembly. At first it was only the opening but I realized that it was clearly the wandering feeling I was looking for. When I edited the metro scenes with Tiphaine, it was obvious that the metro acted like a labyrinth of memories. Find the breadcrumb trail. Getting out of the metro is like mourning what happened. In the meantime, the character makes incessant back and forths.
Is there a reason for choosing photography as an integral part of this story?
This is not only an integral part but the real purpose of the film. I had a lot of rushes but I only had a voiceover. And thousands of ways to ride Ariane. No scenario except what you need to know about the couple on the screen. The scenario was built during the editing. This is the first time I have worked like this and I really liked it. Creating a film from an idea and watching it build during development is a difficult but exciting exercise. The images served as a guide. I knew exactly what I was looking for as an image but not what I wanted to do with it during the editing. Ariane had four versions before becoming this film which was the one I saw as I went along.
What was the biggest challenge in order to convey your message in a coherent way?
The film was like a gigantic puzzle. Understanding my images and reinventing the film through editing was the biggest challenge. Asking the actors again to remake scenes but luckily they were still there and couldn't wait to know the real side of the story. Two years of editing, but which led to something great. I have the impression of having evolved along with the film.
(Comments collected by Camille Venin)
Director: Emeric GALLEGO
Producer: Pierre GAFFIÉ