Dans ces rues / These streets will never look the same

Léonard Vuilleumier – Dans ces rues / These streets will never look the same

Leandre goes looking for a stranger named Tristan in order to give him some bad news about a mutual friend. 

Diploma project (2019) by Léonard Vuilleumier

Professors
Thomas Cailley, Elsa Amiel
Know-how
fiction

Fiction / 23 min

Leandre goes looking for a stranger named Tristan in order to give him some bad news about a mutual friend. However, when they meet, Leandre fails to deliver his message, which makes Tristan believe that they met by pure chance. He then puts Leandre to the test by making him collect signatures in the streets with him. As time,  goes by, Leandre and Tristan get to tame each other and look at each other. They form a bond, but the true nature of what links them to the same boy remains ambiguous.

Comment

It is with modesty and a certain elegance that Léonard Vuilleumier takes up the theme of mourning and desire. An Eros and Thanatos in the streets of Lausanne. A sweet labyrinth where men hide the truths, look for encounters, flirt with the unspoken, find peace in the flesh.

Léonard Vuilleumier fully committed himself to his theme by placing the actor at the center of his research, rethinking the rhythm and the filmic writing according to this character and his wandering.  It is with feverishness but determination and belief that he delivers with These streets will never look the same a film that looks like him. Necessarily. 

Elsa Amiel, director and 1st assistant director