music • 2020

A magnetic and meditative dance on the deserted shores of Iceland

Parisian film director Neels Castillon combines music and movement with his customary fluidity of style and magnetic energy in F Major—a new track taken from virtuosic Polish pianist Hania Rani’s forthcoming album, Home.

« Listening to Hania’s music over and over, I began to dream of a single sequence shot that would follow her music floating in the wind of an unreal Icelandic landscape, » says Castillon, who asked each dancer (Mellina Boubetra, Janina Sarantšina, Fanny Sage) to interpret the music through movement. « We were very lucky to succeed in this insane artistic performance despite the great cold of minus seven Celsius, it was such a moment of truth. »

With a trio of beguiling dancers moving against Iceland’s dramatic landscape, Castillon creates a sense of perpetual movement that mirrors Rani’s infinite sostenuto and meditative sequence of arpeggios.

Directed by Neels Castillon
Dancers • Mellina Boubetra, Janina Sarantshina, Fanny Sage
Cinematography • Éric Blanckaert
1st AC • Kévin Rosé
2nd AC • François Przybylski
Set Designer • Odin Deray
Producers • Emilie Mallen, Louis Arnoux
Production Manager • Kiljan Paoli
Executive Producer • Ariane Cornic
Production coordinator • Sandrine Laveau
Editor • Sébastien Rouquet
Colorist • Sébastien Mingam
Production Company • Motion Palace
Stylism • Sézane