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Dominique Forever

Synopsis: 

The virtual world is no longer in the shadow of its older brother, reality, and our brain is the amusement park for both.

The importance of the impact of the virtual is a daily key question. Can our brain still makes the difference in order not to become confused and create and value an unreal past? To be virtual or not to be. Would it be the updated question?

 

A group of friends meet for an aperitif. Each is having to deal with life's problems and hopes. The situation creates tensions. At some point, one of the guests disappears. Are the guests real or virtual? Making light of the answer can be risky. Justice is blind and decides. The brain does, too, occasionally.

 

The film involves a double road to the abyss.  Even though the virtual world or a story retold has no material reality, it will be real for our brain, for the simple reason that in both cases, the story can generate actions with painful consequences that will happen in the concrete world. The audience itself will experience this. At the beginning of the film, they think they are witnessing a cocktail among friends, but in fact, the characters are all avatars and the story is one told by a fake tattoo artist attempting to explain a failed drawing. Any exposure to a virtual or reported story will change us, because it constitutes real material for our brains. So nothing is unreal.

Runtime: 
00:19:00
English subtitle: 
Yes
Information for the Audience: 

A group of friends meet for an aperitif. Each is having to deal with life's problems and hopes. The situation creates tensions. At some point, one of the guests disappears. Are the guests real or virtual? Making light of the answer can be risky. Justice is blind and decides. The brain does, too, occasionally.

 

The virtual world is no longer in the shadow of its older brother, reality, and our brain is the amusement park for both. The importance of the impact of the virtual is a daily key question. Can our brain still makes the difference in order not to become confused and create and value an unreal past? To be virtual or not to be. Would it be the updated question?

 

Write and Directed by Ekoyane Gbenye, Photography Director Mike Stolz and Flying Focus (drone picture), Cast : Alexandre Ramseier, Lola Pelletier, Vanda Beffa, Yannick Cohades, Maud Aspart, Joël Hefti, Mickael Democles, Patrick Seror, Olivier Guibert, Françoise Gautier, Camille Patrick Perrin, Nicolas Dermigny, Daniel Leveillé, Emma Chaïbedra, Sound Mixage : Julian Flegenheimer, Geoffroy Dugaut.

Screenings / Awards: 

SCREENING : UKRAINE - Kiev Film Festival, Sept. 9-10th 2017 // AWARD : Best Comedy Film

Directed by: 
Ekoyane Gbenye
Writing credits: 
Ekoyane Gbenye
Cast: 
Alexandre Ramseier, Lola Pelletier, Vanda Beffa, Yannick Cohades, Maud Aspart, Joël Hefti, Mickael Democles, Patrick Seror, Olivier Guibert, Françoise Gautier, Camille Patrick Perrin, Nicolas Dermigny, Daniel Leveillé, Emma Chaïbedra
Produced by: 
Ekoyane Gbenye
Music by: 
Ekoyane Gbenye
Cinematography by: 
Mike Stolz and Flying Focus (drone picture)
Film Editing by: 
Ekoyane Gbenye
Casting by: 
Ekoyane Gbenye, Anne-Marie Mokrani
Art Direction by: 
Ekoyane Gbenye
Production Management: 
Ekoyane Gbenye
Other crew: 
Sound : Julian Flegenheimer, Geoffroy Dugaut/ Stills photographer : Alba Knobel, Jabir, Ben Bachir
Release Date: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Official sites: 
www.ekoyane.com
Total votes: 516

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