The Park.Photo Credit: The Open Reel
Damien Manivel’s THE PARK Is A Modern Day Fairy Tale showing human solitude and the mysteriousness in relationships. Shot in a park, the film is very excellently executed as it transitions through day into night. The relationship between the two characters also gradually changes as they are shy at first and then adjust to each other. The film is very poetic as it delves into the surroundings of the park. The day signifies life, openness, happiness as if their is no secret, but as the night sets in, it signifies all of the opposite. It is full of mystery, limits and secrets. It is as if the earth suddenly holds in itself things which it has never shared before.
As the director Damien Manivel has experience in dance and contemporary circus, it can be called as a stage play performed in the circus, involving dances and different acrobatic moves. The film starts a bit slow, but keeps intact the suspense in it keeping the viewers in the dark. As it goes on it becomes more and more secretive and a paranormal touch comes into it.
The film revolves around a young couple who date each other for the first time in a park. As time goes by, the time for separation comes, and with it the night which holds in itself secrets which only those who delve in the dark can know.
Director Damien ManivelPhoto Credit: The Open Reel
The Park will have its UK Premiere in the 24th Raindance Film Festival 2016 as a Narrative Official Selection, in London. The cast includes Naomie Vogt-Roby, Maxime Bachellerie and Sessouma Sobere. The brilliant cinematography is done by Isabel Pagliai and editing by William Laboury. The film is produced by Damien Manivel and Thomas Ordonneau (Associate Producer).
Tags: 24th Raindance Film Festival 2016, Film Review, Raindance Film Festival
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