Keny Arkana 'Madame La Marquise' by Jeremi Durand

Keny Arkana 'Madame La Marquise' by Jeremi Durand
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Jeremi Durand's powerful video for French rapper Keny Arkana imagines a near-future society at breaking point.

Referencing the sentiment of wilful blinkeredness when the world around you is going to hell – as expressed in Paul Misraki’s 1935 song from which it takes its title - Arkana's Madame la Marquise calls out modern society’s indifference to the destructive path we’re on.

That's brought vividly to life by Durand through the use of faceless almost humanoid dancers, a deserted cityscape, and the freedom expressed through a drifting BMW contrained within huge barriers arranged in a square. The intensity is heightened by the clever use of stock footage and VFX.

Credits

Director
Jeremi DurandJeremi Durand website
Producer
Julien Manunta
Production Company
Junta
Director of Photography
Valentin Vignet
Editor
Hugo Lemant
Colourist
Antonio Lizzio
Post Producer
Nicolas Lexa
VFX
Ilan Zerrouki
VFX
Fabricio Lima
Cast
Anne-lise Maulin
Director's Representation
Junta
Commissioner
Samy La Famille
Label
Because Music

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