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The fourth chapter of a work on experimental short movies, "embrio" explores the inner impulses and obsessions of a young woman in a cold casual word.

While being sequential and apparently narrative, the movie actually focuses on sensations and feelings and is open to the viewer's interpretation. I hope that you will enjoy it.

Following the comments I've got, it's not about "getting" it: whenever I want to tell a regular story that is obvious, I'll ensure people get it right. So there's absolutely nothing wrong if you don't "get it". I like to occasionally leave the interpretation to the viewer without giving all the keys to the meaning(s) I have in mind. I find it great to think of my spectators as being active rather than passive.

Since the very beginning of my work, I've also experimented with different styles: something cheerful or personal like "Your Secret" or "Overglow", or more darker pieces like this series of experimental shorts. Following my work will hopefully give you diversity and surprise, rather than similar pieces.

Story, direction, film and music: Jean-Sébastien Monzani

Acting: Stéphanie Schneider

For better quality, I strongly advise to watch the DivX version or the file on Vimeo: [link]


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Given 2010-11-12
embrio - experimental movie by `jmonzani is extremely well put together. You are taken on a journey with a woman, and left to feel your own interpretation of what she is feeling. By the end of the film, no words are spoken, there was no blood or gore, yet somehow the director left you feeling raw. A must see. (written by suggester) ( Suggested by ArtisnotanAccident and Featured by Moonbeam13 )
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AtomicIceCream Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very creepy. After she drank the water I thought she might turn into some mutant creature xD
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
;)
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BronyfiedP Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
@02:12Whoa, great! :3
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
@02:12Thank you for your feedback! :hug:
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BronyfiedP Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
@02:12You're welcome. :3
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spyroatwarfang Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Whoa this is amazing! So much detail!!!
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thankies :)
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spyroatwarfang Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
your welcome :D
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tinypink Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
@02:35W...What is WRONG with her!?
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
@02:35;) don't expect me to give explanations ;) hihi
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MiniWallie Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
@07:32Wow... so thoughtful. All what i can say, is just wow. So beautiful :heart:
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
@07:32Thanks a lot for enjoying it ^_^
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MiniWallie Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
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melbagirl Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
@04:24What language are they speaking?
Amazing film by the way. 5/5 stars!:heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:(or hearts :D)
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you ^_^ We speak French :)
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tea-junkyard Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Every single one of your films amaze me.
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks for enjoying it :)
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RinoTheBouncer Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
@07:32I like everything in the video, the camera, the focus, the clarity of of the video, everything is bright but nevertheless it shows a dark and disturbing theme, I don't quite understand what this short film is about, which is not what professional art should be "simple and very attractive" yet I cannot hold myself from saying that the filming is brilliant, the model herself is very fitting for the role, beautiful and can do very well in such themes, and the director totally knows what he's doing. I see the video as a perfect interlude between two sections in a some professional live show, let's say Madonna, it would do very well to set the mood. or as a teaser trailer for a movie with some dark and compelling storyline.

so all in all it's an A+.
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
@07:32Thanks a lot for taking the time to watch it and to write a detailed feedback, I quite appreciate it :nod:
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RinoTheBouncer Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
@07:32you're more than welcome, your work is spectacular and I cannot comment on it with "wow" or "cool" only.
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Marhiao Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional Artist
Incredible.
Watched with pleasure
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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philcopain Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
Très troublant ...
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
Je le prends comme un compliment :highfive:
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philcopain Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
il faut !! :)
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fab-fab Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Artist
@07:32Thanks for your comment: it's a perfect reply for the question in my mind after the video.
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
@07:32:) you're welcome
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GaspundKiss Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010   Photographer
I featured you in my blog (which intergrates me talking about your film and my whole main project) - [link]

=] :heart:
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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MIATaco Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@07:09I assume from the french comments that the words spoken are french...I was more under the impression she was having an abortion...
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
@07:09This is French indeed. However, words are more like a music and don't "explain" the piece - the goal is that everyone should interpret it personally :nod:
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Sombr4 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
it's so intense.. thank you for sharing these feelings in clear images..
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you for enjoying it :)
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Sombr4 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
@07:32it's so intense.. thank you for sharing these feelings in clear images..
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skeith-kun Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
@04:25this is amazing.
whats funny is my kitten couldn't stop watching this. Haha
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ImagineAppleScruffs Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought just as much as the other two on the idea of the pregnancy. And I figured that, at the shots of her abdomen and legs, she was supposed to be. Therefore I guessed that's why the title. Also, the beginning and end title screens and the background with it resemble the fluid in the womb that surrounds the baby. The voices do help though, even though they are not in English; they show that she has some foggy thinking going on there. Or the voices could be the little devil and angel on her shoulders. I noticed that the colours were very neutral for the most part, only deviating from them with the colour of her skin, lips, and hair. But even then, it wasn't distracting. Her being surrounded by pristine whiteness does seem to show that she is trying to cleanse herself. Or maybe, as I like to think, the use of the white and the clear are meant to symbolize how boxed-in she feels. I'm not sure what to make of the ice motif though. Maybe she is trying to cut herself off from her feelings by freezing them out of existence?
Sorry if this comment is long, but I love interpreting symbols and meanings behind such artistic, somewhat avante-garde, work. Both short movies like this and written work spark my interest in symbols and the like. :D
Keep up the fab work. I think I'll go look at your other movies now. :)

:peace:
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you for sharing your interpretation. Mine is also close to yours :)
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ImagineAppleScruffs Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:D

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brittymon37 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Lovely film! i really enjoyed the colors, angles and the music. the actress was superb! wonderful! thankyou for sharing!! :blowkiss:
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you for enjoying it :nod:
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brittymon37 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
@07:32Lovely film! i loved all the angles the color, the music and the actress was great! :blowkiss:
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mnoruzi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
@07:32What is come to my mind at first is an unwanted pregnancy, but I would like to say that this happens on every problem that human may face during his/her life.
To me, it's a situation in which you are suffering from a sad story, failed love, disaster, need someone to have sxs, etc. and you reach the peak of your story, then you naturally try to convince yourself to suffer more! why? I don't know... but you find no more way, so you decide to accept that as a fact and get along with it, at this time you feel better and being relieved.

BTW, Very nice movie :)

The lesson: Let's ignore any problem, everything happened is happened :)
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
:aww: Thank you for the comment!
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mnoruzi Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
You're welcome :)
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hound12 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
@07:11yeah me too, at first I thought she wanted to commit suicide but, when i saw the ice coming out of her my mind took me to think about abortion, but the truth is that i like the way you think about it, there is a meaning for you but for other people might mean somthing else, but however the movie was awesom i loved it
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
:thanks: Thank you very much
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iRainbow-Unicorn Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
My goodness.
This is really good actually. Very emotional, she's a wonderful actor.
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you :) !
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iRainbow-Unicorn Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
And of course, you're a wonderful director :D
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