One night in a shady hotel room. Taciturn Ludovic takes on Lamya, a fiery aging Spanish prostitute. Is it out of lust ? Or out of curiosity ? He can't tell. But soon enough Lamya realizes something's definitely wrong. That's when things suddenly take a weird turn... Written by
The film was first meant to be edited chronologically. The idea of a non-chronological editing popped up when Frédéric Chane-son and editor Sylvain Daulin watched the dailies and realized Marien's arrival was too quick. Indeed, when Lamya is at the door calling Marien and asking him to come over, there hardly was a ten second period between the moment Lamya rings off and the moment Marien knocks at the door of the room. The non-chronological editing conceals this funny incoherence. "But it definitely gives the film more depth and a more interesting pace" says Chane-son. See more »
In the last scene of the movie, when Ludovic goes and meets Marien again, you can see that he wears sneakers. Yet in the very last establishing shot, before the credits appear, Ludovic is barefoot. See more »
Frederic Chane-Son has created a small masterpiece with Les promesses de l'aube!
I am very, very happy to have just caught this movie last week at the NewFest LGBT Film Festival in New York. Director Frederic Chane-Son has written and directed and beautifully enigmatic and sexy short film.
The audience wonders who the characters are in relation to each other. The avoidance of obviousness is perfect for the pace of the film. The main actors are sexy and easy on the eyes.
Speaking of eyes, this film is directed with much style and artistry.
I look forward to more work from Frederic Chane-Son. He is a true artist! Bravo, Frederic! I can't wait to see what you come up with in the future.
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