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Nightlife

Cyprien Gaillard
France 2015 / 15’
experimental

Nightlife was made for 3D cinema. The three-dimensional technique brings to life Rodin’s Thinker, trees moving in the wind, a pyrotechnics show, and architecture. All of this is presented in a compelling framework of colors and a game of light and shadow, accompanied by music from Alton Ellis’s Black Man’s World that repeats throughout the entire film. Initially, the film was intended for K20 – Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf, but it has also been successfully screened at a variety of film festivals.

Patryk Tomiczek

Cyprien Gaillard

Born in France in 1980. His artistic work includes sculpture, painting, video, photography, and performance. “Gaillard, one of the most-sought-after young artists today, looks at modern civilization, at what is seemingly new and modern, as well as the past, the stuff of archeological investigations,” wrote Tomasz Szerszeń several years ago on the website dwutygodnik.com. In 2010, Gaillard won the prestigious Marcel Duchamp Prize. His latest work was made in 3D format. Gaillard lives and works in New York and Berlin.

Selected filmography

2007 Color Like No Other (short)
2008 Crazy Horse (short)
2010 Indian Palace (short)
2011 Artefacts (short)
2015 Nocne życie / Nightlife  (short)

Cast & Crew

director Cyprien Gaillard
screenplay Cyprien Gaillard
cinematography Cyprien Gaillard
editing Cyprien Gaillard
music Alton Ellis
producer Simone Manwarring
production Sprüth Magers
language no dialogue
colouration colour