David Knight - 4th Mar 2020

Colin Solal Cardo's latest collaboration with Héloïse Letissier, aka Christine and the Queens, is an ambitious short film bringing to life the singer and producer's new EP La Vita Nuova.

Shot entirely within the l’Opéra National de Paris, this is an epic visual realisation of the struggles she has to go through to achieve her unique pop persona. And through that process, she encounters and struggles with a devilish creature - 'The Fauna', played by Félix Maritaud.

The film contains blistering performances - and brilliant choreography by the legendary Ryan Heffington - as Letissier works through the building, from the roof, to backstage with her company of dancers, to onstage, assuming different characters thoughout.

Finally, in a big production co-starring Caroline Polachek, a new, fiercer 'Chris' is born. And she is taking no prisoners...

PRO Credits


DirectorColin Solal Cardo
ProducerRemy Solomon
Production CompanyFrenzy Paris
Executive ProducerJulien Berlan
Executive ProducerElsa Rakotoson
Executive ProducerMarie Fioriti
Line ProducerOphélie Stavropoulos
Director of PhotographyCrille Forsberg
Art DirectorJeanne Ader
WardrobeJonathan Huguet
ChoreographerRyan Heffington
EditorTianès Montasser
ColouristFabien Pascal
Lead actorFélix Maritaud
Director's Rep (UK)FRIEND
Other creditsStory: Christine And The Queens & Colin Solal Cardo Screenplay: Colin Solal Cardo Guest Starring: Caroline Polachek Dancers: Brandon Masele, Emmanuelle Soum, Enzo Boffa, Josh Wild, Liza Lapert, Maji Claire, Patric Kuo, Silvia Contento Extras: Adam Dahibi, Adam Grandval, Alan Tardif, Alexia Pereira, Aminata Thiboult, Bonnie El Bokeili, Coli-Fary Diouf, Erwan Fale, Eva Studzinski, Fabian Lamy, Fatoumata Diawara, Fleur Dujat, Jordy Van Beghin, Laurent Benhenni, Mariana Benenge, Mélissa Bocoum, Melvin Malheurty, Nicolas Lecourt Mansion, Pricile Ugena, Reihane Grandguillaume, Roxanne Ky, Ryan Meng, Sahné Rasoanaivo, Serena Freira, Stencia Yambogaza, Thomas Lelong, Tidiane Diop, William Dybele Production Coordinator: Mélanie Gilbon First Assistant Director: Juliette Mabille Second Assistant Director: Elsa Michon Assistant Choreographer: Benjamin Milan Casting Extras: Dourane Fall, Conan Laurendot Leader Extra: Fiona Bègue Assistant: Hugo Dao First Assistant Camera: Loup Lebreton Second Assistant Camera: Dimitri Sorel Third Assistant Camera: Jimmy Nguyen Steadicam Operator: Rémi Quilichini B Camera Operator: Julien Pujol Art Department Coordinator: Marie-Aubrey Molès Second Assistant Art Director: Isabelle Lawson Prop Master: Victor Delbos Set Decorators: Lisa Boukobza, Gilles Garnier, Clothilde Cras De Belleval, Timon Milon, Laurent Saint-Gaudens, Océane Dufau Unit Manager: Kim Shewy Unit Assistants: Marion Prieux, Jean-Fred David, Djibyrile Sy, Romane Botquin, Penelope Ader, Charles Crapart, Alexandre Do, Emilia Massias, Jérôme Babinard, Sacha Hayon Gaffer: Basile Barniské Electricians: Adrien Lallau, François Auclair, Vincent Taberlet, Marchal Bedy, Frédéric Chevrier, Lucas Janiszewski, Matthieu Legoupil Key Grip: Tristan Morin Grips: Zaher Megdiche, Camille Conroy, Tanguy Bourgeois, Thomas Canivet, Ugo Villaume Make-Up Artist: Manu Kopp Hair Stylist: Pawel Solis First Assistant Costume Designer: Sarah Bernard Second Assistant Costume Designer: Lise Breton Adjuster: Brice Fernandes Stylist Extras: Pierre De Mones Stylist Extras Assistants: Jill Gattegno, Louise Pisselet Sfx Make-Up Designers: Raphaël Guionnet, Charlotte Arguillere, Antoine Wayne, Cindy Bohn, Joël Mogade, Alexis Kinebanyan, Christophe Mureau Sound Recordist: Charles Darnaud Sound Mix: Alban Lejeune, Eliott Sebbag Sound Mastering: Ash Workman Post Production: Everest Head Of Post Production: Sylvain Obriot Color Grading: Fabien Pascal Post Producer Fx: Chloé Juillard Editing Assistant: Ella Dixon Technical Post Producer: Jeremy Le Bris Graphists: Vincent Heine, Stephane Gassin, Francois Puget, Damien Thiebot Title Designer: Julien Seiller Typographer: Julien Priez Set Photographer: Jonathan ‘Ojoz’ Adelaide Special Thanks To: Les équipes De L’Opéra National De Paris, Nicolas Lecourt Mansion, Julien Pujol, Silverway, Kodak, Everest, Rvz

David Knight - 4th Mar 2020

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