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This movie was created for a short-movie contest (PIP Kino) that will happen on Dec 4th in Lausanne. The theme could be translated to "dysfunction" or "to disturb" ("dérangement" in French).
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I've tried to keep some surprise elements in the storyline - with a slight touch of surrealism. I hope that you will enjoy it.

Direction, film and music by Jean-Sébastien Monzani
Acting: Sophie



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:iconjornbeuzekom:
JornBeuzekom Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
@01:07This is so cool!
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional Photographer
@01:07Thank you :)
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:iconhpnotharrypotter:
HPNotHarryPotter Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
@03:33Beautiful as ever, here's how I see it: waiting, lonely, her imagination provides a friend, the first thing she sees, an umbrella. As weird as it sounds, the interaction between them is great, as we see her having fun, letting time slip by with the umbrella, like the innocence of children playing. When the phone call from the love, finally treads its way, reality and imagination blur, the woman transported into a world of quite bliss and sound of a calm beach.
Hp
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
@03:33Thanks for the feedback :) I've got a kind of different explanation about her power to transform reality ^_^
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:iconhpnotharrypotter:
HPNotHarryPotter Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
@03:33Well, if you have time, tell me about it, it sure looks fascinating.
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
@03:33My guess is that the magic friendly umbrella gives her the power to free her mind from her troubles, and to erase unwanted elements from reality, hence the effects that you see.
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:iconhpnotharrypotter:
HPNotHarryPotter Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
@03:33hmm, reminds me a lot of the mumins magic hat for some strange reason. I like it.
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
I don't know the mumins ;)
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:iconhpnotharrypotter:
HPNotHarryPotter Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
just some childhood nostalgia.
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
Yeah, I've googled that :) I've already seen these but never took time to investigate. They weren't part of my own childhood ;)
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:iconrecreating-life:
Recreating-life Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
@03:33amazing...as always!
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
@03:33Thanks for enjoying it :)
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:iconrecreating-life:
Recreating-life Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
@03:33welcome! :)
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:iconsykosan:
sykosan Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional Filmographer
@03:33Drôle et reposant ŕ la fois.
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
@03:33Merci :)
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:iconidoux:
iDoux Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Loved it every momment, i enjoyed this great movie a lot... the momments of Sophie with the umbrella sitting together, were just awesome... and again the music... the only weird thing was the noise effect...
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconidoux:
iDoux Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are welcome
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:iconartishokk:
artishokk Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@03:32wow good job!!! very nice :P
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
@03:32Thank you!
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:iconlamae:
Lamae Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
@01:03This part is so cute! I really love how it's made ^^
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
@01:03:aww: Thankies
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:iconlamae:
Lamae Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
@01:03You're welcome
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TheXC-13 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
@03:33What a beautiful filmmaker even I've watch your 'Escape' short-film! When my skin got goosebumps while I watched the end...[>v<]
You're the best filmmaker! Keep it up!
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
^_^ thanks a lot :)
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:iconfudaryli:
fudaryli Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
@03:33beautiful
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
@03:33Thank you for watching it :)
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:iconfudaryli:
fudaryli Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
@03:33no problem, you're a great filmmaker :#1:
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Goldjara Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
@03:22I like it very much !!!
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Professional Photographer
@03:22Thank you very much :nod:
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xblackxbloodxcellx Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
@03:33I wouldn't call it a "slight touch" of surrealism. There's much more of it in the movie^^ And this is what kept me thrilled for most of the time (even though it's not even 4 minutes long!). Really good job!:clap:
By the way, do you know the results of the contest?^^
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
@03:33Thanks! Yes, I lost but the winning one was quite funny (I voted for it)
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:iconxblackxbloodxcellx:
xblackxbloodxcellx Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
I hope it was worth winning:)
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Professional Photographer
Oh it's more for fun that we participate :)
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:iconxblackxbloodxcellx:
xblackxbloodxcellx Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
mmhmm I hope so. ;)
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:iconlivor-mortiis:
Livor-Mortiis Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Nice film! I really like the view of the flying umbrellas, they remind me to ghosts.

I also love the view of the city in the middle of the sea.

Was this film shot at the same place than Urban Friends?

Excellent work! :clap:
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks! Yes, some parts are similar between the two stories.
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SensoryCore Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
@01:47LOL I love this part so much. It just runs away. I also can't deny how cute this girl is. She is a superbly fantastic job. Totally believable. Does she have a dA account? She is amazing.
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jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
@01:47Thanks. No she doesn't.
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:iconfrecklefaced29:
frecklefaced29 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
@03:33Dearest... your masterpiece gave me goosebumps! :cry: Still shivering because it's perfectly wonderfully marvelously beautiful! :heart:
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
@03:33That's so kind from you my dear. A big hug to you! :huggle:
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Artemis-Diane23 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
@03:33C'était vraiment très sympa ! L'idée du parapluie est originale, et leur symétrie lorsqu'ils tournaient la "tête" était vraiment très drôle. La fin un peu particulière semble sur le coup un peu décalée mais au final l'ensemble rend très bien, avec tous ses symboles ! :)
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
@03:33Merci :) La fin était pour coller au thème "dérangement" du concours de courts-métrages.
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tikituka Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
@00:42i love the expression of the model when she was trying to reaching out the umbrella.

one thing that makes me smile is wondering that Mr.Jmonzani turning around that umbrella under the bench (is my guess was true?)

i also like the buzzing effect of the cellphone.. nice effect indeed.

but i dont think the music was quite fit. i think the music was too .. mm .. what did i call it.. mm.. too melodramatic? (i dont know, maybe its my ear)..

but overall , i like it. 0-10, it was 8. great job!
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thankies :meow:

I had an assistant who moved the umbrella but for the one when it moves away like walking, it was handled by Sophie directly.

It wasn't easy to compose the music, as usual. I'm not much of a composer but I haven't found yet somebody who can do what I need/want.
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H4M0uDA Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
@03:33J'ai adoré :D
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional Photographer
@03:33Merci beaucoup :)
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evilredcaboose Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
@02:42Nice symbolism
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
@02:42Thank you :nod:
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