OF PAINTING, MY BONES BECAME DUST
Experimental | 0h07 | 2023
Director : Laetitia Demessence
Actors : Peter Meltev
Production : La fondation Riopelle
Scriptwriting : Laetitia Demessence
Photography direction : Yann-Manuel Hernandez
This film takes its inspiration from the white colour that is present throughout the oeuvre of Jean Paul Riopelle – the white of mourning, snow and geese, the white of the imprint of objects placed on a canvas before being spray painted as a stencil. This colour, sometimes used to contrast with the others, sometimes covering an entire canvas, seems to point to a void in which the man who suffers from osteoporosis is falling. Like a sigh of the creative gesture seeking to fill an absence.
About the director
A graduate of the 2021 – 2022 Writing program (Feature film profile) at L’inis, Laetitia Demessence is a Franco-Spanish director and screenwriter who grew up in Spain, Indonesia and Chile, before settling in Québec. She explores filmmaking through short films, music videos and dance films. Laetitia is currently working on the pre-production of her first fiction feature, Oraison, which she developed at L’inis and which is funded by Telefilm Canada’s Talents to Watch Program.