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Jonathan Vinel

Prince Puissance Souvenirs, 2012, 10 mn 10

A Prince and his warriors are preparing for their next conquest.  Boredom, gentleness, romanticism and violence are all things which talk to me.  A very quick to-and-fro between extreme violence and extreme gentleness…   I think it is the mixture of the two which interests me.  It creates a strange world which I like.  I do not want to make realistic films, I want to construct worlds which work like cocoons, singling out elements of reality which interest me.  Adolescence is a very rich reservoir of fiction which nurtures me.  My own stories and those of people who are close to me, and people with whom I’ve crossed paths, inform the writing of my films.  From them I take material to describe my vision of adolescence.  JV