Sunday, 22 March 2015

Francesca in Spain

“Francesca” is a poetic account of moments in the life of American photographer Francesca Woodman, who committed suicide by jumping out of an East Village, New York City apartment window in 1981 at age 22.

Filmed in the wilderness of Quebec, Canada, the film reveals Francesca in solitude “in her patterned, dishabille of flowered flea market dresses”, whose prints are analogous to the plants in the surrounding landscape.

"Francesca" was directed by art photographer and filmmaker, Gaëna da Sylva. da Sylva’s abstract poetic short films combine the magic of movement and static photography often using a multi-layered approach. In this art film, da Sylva portrays Woodman with shadowy imagery, suffusing the lyrics, “ghostly images appear like gossamer blurred apparitions” of singer-songwriter and musician Bill Madden.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Francesca Festivals in France

Well «Francesca» will be in France:  the film is nominated at the Festival Parachute Light Zero Act II 2015 | Francesca, Digital Video, Les Nautes | 1-5 Quai des Céléstins | Paris | France | March 21 - 22, 2015

and the St. Tropez International Film Festival | Francesca, Short Film, Cote d'Azur | South of France | France | May 11 - 16, 2015.

Friday, 13 March 2015

All freshly steep’d in morning dews

Again rejoicing Nature sees
Her robe assume its vernal hues,
Her leafy locks wave in the breeze
All freshly steep’d in morning dews.

Robert Burns, Composed in Spring