We continue and present the projects selected by Les Nuits Photographiques 2015 awards, which took place on September 19th. Today is about “La Boîte” (The box), a film directed by Cécile Rogue, Martin Geisler and Philibert Bacot.
This fun short film is first and foremost a brief but offbeat illustration of the creative process that operates in an agency like Karus Films. It uses the stop motion technique with a dose of humour and poetry thrown in for good measure. The direction is carefully thought out while monochrome paper has been folded or formed to create the set and various objects in a deliberately cartoon-like style. The process starts with the shape of the agency’s logo — a black rectangular solid – and unfolds in a colourful universe with a bright 1980s atmosphere. The mysterious box first takes the form of a bunker-like vessel carrying noisy animated shapes then evolves to represent the designer’s thinking head. It draws us through its distinctive creative logic to finally reveal his idea of the “idea”.
Cécile Rogue is a photographer, visual artist and film director. Her aesthetic universe is simultaneously inspired by the world of childhood and women’s fashion, interweaving techniques to craft a poetic universe that is funny yet wonderfully disturbing. Using the stop motion technique, she explores the possibilities of paper-cuts combined with photography, video and graphic design to create imaginary worlds full of humour.
5th edition of Nuits Photographiques
From September 17th to December 12, 2015
Pavillon Carré de Baudouin
121 Rue de Ménilmontant