The short film “La vie nue” (The Bare Life) is based on Virus, a series of pictures taken by Antoine d’Agata in the streets and the hospitals during the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“When we discovered the photos that Antoine d’Agata took during the lockdown, we immediately thought of shooting a film for the 3e Scène. We saw it as an occasion to reveal this moment where creation cannot be expressed in closed theatres, but through unexpected media. Far from the operatic art, The bare life shows time standing still in these overcrowded hospitals and desolate cities.”
The bare life draws us into a hallucinating journey: from the incandescent set of a city under lockdown, with the rare survivors wandering aimlessly, to a hospital where the nurses and the patients carrying the virus are applying a daily ritual of life and death gestures. Antoine d’Agata transforms these opaque spaces into a theatre of shadows, freed from all pretences of reality, and obliterates the very surface of things, the skin of beings and the skin of the world, only to better reveal its tragic dimension.
Antoine d’Agata (Director)
193MB | 7m 53s | 3840×2160 | mkv