Les mouches de Beni (Photography)

Solène Mercier – Les mouches de Beni (Photography)

For my degree, I did the photography of the short film Les mouches de Beni, directed by Alice-Denyse Matthey. 

Diploma project (2022) by Solène Mercier

Professors
Céline Bozon
Award
Jacqueline Veuve Award

Fiction / 20 min

Synopsis

One evening, Beni, a young woman, meets her 65 year old neighbour Gégé. The two women become friends and Beni invites Gégé to discover her world through a surprising adventure.

The birth of their cross-generational friendship will shed light on the complexity of bipolarity, a disorder from which Beni suffers. Music unites them and strengthens the core of their friendship.

Student's comment

For my degree, I did the photography of the short film Les mouches de Beni, directed by Alice-Denyse Matthey. This dramatic comedy tells the story of a young bipolar woman, Beni, who befriends her next-door neighbour, Gégé. A friendship grows between the two women, for better or for worse.

Aesthetically, the work of lighting and framing depended on the interiority of the main character. To express her bipolarity, we went from a colourful and pop aesthetic to something darker and more subdued, to mark the transition from euphoria to depression. This light creation and the variations of frames create a unique style for a unique character and film.

Solène Mercier

Stills
Stills
Stills

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Photos de tournage
Photos de tournage
Photos de tournage

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