Les Extraordinaires mésaventures de la jeune fille de pierre
by Gabriel Abrantes, France, Portugal 2019, 20'
SCREENPLAY: Gabriel Abrantes   SHOOTING: Kanamè Onoyama
PHOTOGRAPHY: Kanamè Onoyama   LANGUAGE: VO: French; SUB: Italian, English
EDITING: Margarida Lucas    

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film
  Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte 2019

 Tired of being trivial and ornamental, a statue comes to life at night and flees the Louvre for the streets of Paris. She runs into a protest march by the gilets jaunes. A police charge leaves her seriously disfigured. She steals a bicycle and returns to her marble pedestal. With eloquent special effects and animation, Abrantes mixes irony, emotion and political involvement in this short film full of pop aesthetics and surreal atmospheres.
Gabriel Abrantes
Born in 1984 in North Carolina, he’s an artist and director. His works have been exhibited at the MIT List Center for Visual Arts, at the Pompidou Center, at the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, and the Centre d’Art Contempora de Genève. His films have been screened at the Venice Biennale, the Berlinale and the Locarno International Film Festival. He has won awards at the Berlinale, Locarno and many other festivals.
Selected Filmography
2018 Diamantino   2017 The Artificial Humors  2016 A Brief History of Princess X  2015 Freud und Friends   

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