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Written by Jean-Sébastien Monzani and Stéphanie Schneider
With: Stéphanie Schneider and Pierre-Antoine Dubey
Camera: J-S Monzani and Francesca Palazzi
Assistant: David Seppey
Music: J-S Monzani

Artist note

Just to answer a few questions I get, since this piece is not the kind of classic short-movie you can watch.

I have a narrative scenario in my mind but I purposely don't make it obvious. What interests me is how people will interpret it. This freedom of interpretation is a key element in my work, and gives a strong importance to the audience (that is, you). People might enjoy watching it or not, it's all good for me. Nothing is “right” or “wrong”. It is more important to feel than to understand – and to have fun doing so. It's not meant to be a classic story, to explain things, to give you a message.

© 2011 jsmonzani.com. Please do not use any of my work without my agreement. LEGAL ACTIONS WILL BE TAKEN IF YOU DO NOT RESPECT THIS COPYRIGHT
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Given 2011-10-19
KTORYS by `jmonzani ( Suggested by ArtisnotanAccident and Featured by Moonbeam13 )
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
@05:32Fantastic work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
@05:32Thank you very much :nod:
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
@05:32My pleasure! You're always very welcome! :hug:
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:iconrena3883:
Rena3883 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
that was... undescribable
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
:aww: Thank you
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:iconrena3883:
Rena3883 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
your very welcome keep doing wat ur doing
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mcnoodlebottom Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
@05:32I loved how, during the love-type scene, the dust from his/their face(s) was floating up around them in the light.
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks, I love this effect too :)
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:iconbinabik1337:
Binabik1337 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
@02:26Me so horny
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:iconbinabik1337:
Binabik1337 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
@02:20teh fuck?
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:iconbinabik1337:
Binabik1337 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
@02:18wut?
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:iconpumpkinhiphop:
PumpkinHipHop Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It feels like it's about the birth and life of intimacy between two people.

That's what feeling it grows inside of me.
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Yes, I'm sharing this interpretation :)
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:icontwistedartisan:
TwistedArtisan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
@00:38very... interesting..
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
@00:38Thank you :nod:
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:iconnkiay:
Nkiay Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student Photographer
@05:32Are the whispering voices saying anything or is it just gibberish? I can't tell if it is another language or not. :)
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
@05:32They are saying something but there's a trick, you can't understand that straight from the video ;)
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:iconnkiay:
Nkiay Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Photographer
I thought so :D
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:iconyakkingyetis:
yakkingyetis Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
congrats : )
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you :nod:
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:icondirtyseagulls:
DirtySeagulls Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@05:22its like, so dirty and disturbing and creepy and awesome at the same time.
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you :nod:
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:icondirtyseagulls:
DirtySeagulls Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@01:54THIS MUSIC LOL~
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
;) ;)
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yellowis4happy Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student General Artist
@05:33Wow. That was definitely not what I expected, and to be honest, I'm not entirely sure how I feel about it, haha. But I'm definitely going to have to watch it again, and I'm going to add this to my favorites to make sure it doesn't get away. :]
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot! It's good if you don't know how to feel about it, it's meant to puzzle the audience ;)
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:iconquantumfox:
QuantumFox Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
@05:25That's pretty impressive ^^ Great show!
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you :nod:
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:iconquantumfox:
QuantumFox Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
I've always been a fan of traditional theatre, and this takes the cake, you're quite welcome :)
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:iconnerdysquirrels:
nerdysquirrels Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student Artist
@04:30this film is amazing *w* such beautiful movements *u*
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
:highfive: Thank you!
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:iconnerdysquirrels:
nerdysquirrels Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Artist
no problem ^w^
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:iconferreson:
Ferreson Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011   General Artist
@05:21That was soo cool. :) loved it.
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot!
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:icondeathslayus09:
DeathSlayus09 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@05:32Wow~!!
That was EPIC in soo many levels!
I loved the woman's expressionless facade, really added to her character. Through a viewer's perspective, I really loved the conceptual theme behind it. And through a theatrical point, I loved everything from the technicalities of body motion, background music, lighting, costumes, etc. Well done! This is obviously a well deserved DD! :heart:
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you :aww: I watch and collaborate a lot with theatre and performance artists, they've helped me a lot over the last year to improve my own art :nod:
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GenuineSupremacy Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
@00:01I found myself so caught up into this. It's amazing, so i added to my favourites.
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you :nod:
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:iconmimzythefairy:
mimzythefairy Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
@05:32Curious and curiouser...

very well filmed!
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
:highfive: Thank you!
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:iconmimzythefairy:
mimzythefairy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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MAX-DELTA Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
@01:40ESTOY ESTUDIANDO ESTE TIPO DE TEATRO Y ME GUSTO ESTA REPRESENTACIÓN QUISIERA SABER QUIEN LA DIRIGIÓ
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you. I've directed this piece, but both actors actively contributed to it, either through writing or acting.
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kindfullove12 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student General Artist
@05:32Hmm.... my own interpretation of this is that the man was masked and hid himself from everyone else, until the woman decided to wear her favorite red lipstick and approach him. She ripped off his hidden mask and they end up both exposing each other to one another, bare and quite "naked." (emotionally, also.) :) Beautiful film!
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you! Yes, your interpretation is the basic plot, although I have some more details in my mind ;)
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koolkat104 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@05:32Brilliant! I loved it! I'm not sure if it was what you wanted to happen, but I let out a bit of a chuckle at the awkwardness in the beginning.

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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Exactly! It's meant to be funny, we have good laugh at the beginning too.
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:iconkickthebucket:
kickthebucket Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very interesting and pleasing to watch. May I ask why polish title?
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you.
Without going into much details, the faceless man, the feeling of oppression and kind of strict environment they're living in reminded me of Poland (and other countries) during the soviet occupation. That's the meaning of having a Polish title.

From a graphic-designer point of view, it's also an homage to the movie and theatre posters design from this country (some of the best posters IMHO)
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kickthebucket Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, I see, thanks for the explanation. Keep up the good work :)
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