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Fornacis (2018)

Anya, a mourning woman, drives to the unknown in her vintage car, a 1961 Facel Vega. Her only traveling companion is a mysterious urn. Consumed by sadness and loneliness, Anya falls into a ... See full summary »

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Aurélia Mengin

Writer:

Aurélia Mengin
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Credited cast:
Alexandre Billaudaz Alexandre Billaudaz ... Child of the forest
Aliénor Billaudaz Aliénor Billaudaz ... Child of the forest
Emmanuel Bonami ... Wolf
Vincent Bouyer Vincent Bouyer ... Lover
Sylvère Chartier Sylvère Chartier ... Lover
Anna D'Annunzio Anna D'Annunzio ... Frida
Jean-Marie Georget Jean-Marie Georget ... Bar customer
Patrice Luquet Patrice Luquet ... Bar customer
Aurélia Mengin Aurélia Mengin ... Anya
Philippe Nahon ... Owner of the Fornacis Bar
Jean-Claude Sébastien Jean-Claude Sébastien ... Bar customer
Mengin-Lecreulx Vincent Mengin-Lecreulx Vincent ... Bar customer
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Anya, a mourning woman, drives to the unknown in her vintage car, a 1961 Facel Vega. Her only traveling companion is a mysterious urn. Consumed by sadness and loneliness, Anya falls into a confused world, where the memories of her lover, Frida, and her fantasies are blended. In the middle of the night, Anya decides to make a stop at the FORNACIS, a godforsaken dive bar, to get some rest. In this atypical cellar, she meets Wolf. The two lost souls get along immediately, the night belongs to them for only few hours...

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This is the final film starring Philippe Nahon. See more »

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"How to escape,if you are the chaos."
8 November 2020 | by morrison-dylan-fanSee all my reviews

When looking at the quartet of titles to be streamed on Saturday at the Cine-Excess festival, this one stood out to me thanks to how striking the photos and trailer for it were, leading to me looking at the stars.

Note:This review contains spoilers.

View on the film:

Driving into walls plastered with 70's film posters, art director/lead actress/writer/director Aurelia Mengin & cinematographer Nicolas Bordier sparkle the metallic stylisation of Cinema Du Look into the Horror genre.

Mengin lines ruby reds, flashing pinks, blues and greens to burst from the deep synch score by Luke Kay,onto the dream-logic whip-pans running along the dive bar. Tightly holding a urn, Mengin opens Anya up with starling dips into symbolic Horror, as scales of buried mourning appear on Anya's back gazed from pristine fluid camera shots settling on Anya's sorrow.

Born from mourning the loss of a close friend,the screenplay by Mengin takes tremendous care in making each line in the limited dialogue build the numb, grieving state of Anya. Mengin casts the dive bar becoming progressively more peculiar,against Anya reaction to withdraw further into herself and place all emotion into the urn.


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Reunion | France

Release Date:

November 2018 (India) See more »

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