GINKGO BILOBA

RONE

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Carte blanche given by Rone in 2020 to make the first music video of his sixth album Room With A View. In this whimsical dystopia tinged with anticipation, sensuality and excess come together in tune. And where Nature overwhelms Humanity, the figure of Youth (embodied by the Child) symbolizes the hope of a renewal to come. Until then lost, souls of the three Sacrificed finally leave (over-)consumption and the dilapidated remains to better reincarnate within the heart of Earth. The story thus ends with an optimistic epilogue where (re-)Birth invites to awaken consciences.

EXPLORE THE MAKING

        To tanspose GINKGO BILOBA to the screen, RONE wanted to thwart the joyful harmony of his musical arrangement in order to create a raw but nonetheless hopeful counterpoint, like the bestial kinematics that seduced him in my short film FIST (PRENDS MON POING in French). I found inspiration instantly and wove my creative thinking to shape a hybrid tale in which narrative dreaminess would be counterbalanced by formal radicalism.

This film was tedious to produce because of the particularly unfavorable context for its conception. The team shot in February 2020, at the start of Covid-19 pandemic. A bad timing which unfortunately curbed the project due to the drastic security measures taken by then. Luckily we wrapped up the shoot on time although the following post-production was clearly shaken since cobbled remotely at home with makeshift means (a configuration far from our initial filmmaking ambition...).

SARAH AL ATASSI

CREW

MUSIC BY

rone

ARTIST LABEL

infine records

FILM WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY

sarah al atassi

PRODUCED BY

la main productions

CO-PRODUCED BY

infine

SCRIPT SUPERVISOR

juliette moreau

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

evgenia alexandrova

SOUND MIXER

hugo deguillard

HEAD DECORATOR

pauline doublier

COSTUME SUPERVISOR

avril lecocq

EDITORS

sarah al atassi + leïla rannou

SOUND DESIGN

lucien richardson

COLORIST

vincent amor

CREDITS EDITOR

kako al san

CAST

SACRIFICED SIBLING

sandy farhi

SACRIFICED SIBLING

tibo drouet

SACRIFICED SIBLING

michel mhanna santoni

MASTER OF CEREMONY

zaïd sahli

THE CHILD

joy lepetit-farhi

Sandy Farhi
Sandy Farhi

GINKGO BILOBA (2020) © Sarah Al Atassi

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Tibot Drouet
Tibot Drouet

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Tibo Drouet & Sandy Farhi
Tibo Drouet & Sandy Farhi

GINKGO BILOBA (2020) © Sarah Al Atassi

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Michel Mhanna Santoni
Michel Mhanna Santoni

GINKGO BILOBA (2020) © Sarah Al Atassi

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Tibot Drouet
Tibot Drouet

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Sandy Farhi
Sandy Farhi

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Zaïd Sahli
Zaïd Sahli

GINKGO BILOBA (2020) © Sarah Al Atassi

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Joy Lepetit-Farhi
Joy Lepetit-Farhi

GINKGO BILOBA (2020) © Sarah Al Atassi

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Tibot Drouet
Tibot Drouet

GINKGO BILOBA (2020) © Sarah Al Atassi

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Tibot Drouet
Tibot Drouet

GINKGO BILOBA (2020) © Sarah Al Atassi

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Sandy Farhi
Sandy Farhi

GINKGO BILOBA (2020) © Sarah Al Atassi

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Zaïd Sahli
Zaïd Sahli

GINKGO BILOBA (2020) © Sarah Al Atassi

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