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Vanessa Paradis 'Ces Mots Simples' by Jean-Baptiste Mondino

David Knight - 5th Nov 2018

After his UKMVA-nominated Lenny Kravitz video, Jean-Baptiste Mondino makes a quick return to music videos for another longtime collaborator, Vanessa Paradis.

Like the Kravitz video for Low, Mondino's video for Paradis's Ce Mots Simple explores a single image-concept, in this case one that has been present in art for centuries: the girl on a swing.

Paradis performs while sitting on the swing, the ropes of which extend high and out of frame, while the elfin singer's feet drift through water, ripples fading out into the milky white background. It's a powerful image.  

If Mondino was inspired by Fragonard's rococo masterpiece The Swing, he has certainly simplified it - and made it even more potent as a symbol of sensuality.

 
 

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Production/Creative

Director
Jean-Baptiste Mondino
Producer
Horace De Gunzbourg
Production Company
Production Manager
Delphine Bellonnet

Camera

Director of Photography
Sacha Wiernik

Art

Production designer
Cedric-Cyril Colonges

Editorial

Editor
Stephanie Pelissier

Grading

Colourist
Sebastien Mingam

VFX

VFX Supervisor
Stephane Pivron
Post production company
Mikros Image
Post Producer
Lionel Juglair
Post Producer
Christophe Huchet

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