Le Rituel de Fontainebleau

Stéphane Marti

Experimental film | France | S8 mm | 1.37 | b&w/color | mono | 2001 | 30'  00"
150 €

Screening Copy: digital
This film is built as a funeral ceremony ; it conveys an investigation on the underworld. In an environment of devastated telluric forces (one-hundred-year-old trees from the Fontainebleau forest were uprooted by the storm of 1999 winter). There is a superb officiating priest in a black tuxedo. The film refers to the everlasting cycle of death, the extraction of a corpse by a young nymph remind’s us of Caravaggio’s paintings, this ceremony is full of ablutions and jewellery; a flowy, golden path to a wonderful mirror through which the miracle of resurrection takes place.


Director: Stéphane Marti


Players: Marcel Mazé

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