The documentary LOVE (the choice of an artist’s life): a declaration of love by the artists soon in Tipik

Where Julien Stroinovsky excels is in his ability to make us feel the emotions of the young people he filmed without ever falling into grief or overwhelmed. From his film emerges a great dignity even though the principle can be considered a little voyeuristic. its two protagonists are on the edge. In his note of purpose, he wrote:

I graduated from the Conservatory in Dramatic Arts, but I don’t consider myself an artist. I studied, but I didn’t choose the life of an artist. At the dawn of my forties, I felt the my desire as an artist must be questioned as a director. I’m looking for a place where an artist’s life choice is set as a starting condition. Contact is where it all begins, where the desire is proven to be strong and clear. ESACT welcomed me simply and with great confidence. The energy that came out of the competition at this school, the building and the participants completely resonated with what hurt me. All the ingredients are there for LOVE to see the light of day. I choose to work alone, quickly and close to young people. I chose to unite myself with the strengths that were available. I accept that the film should show events, places and people. That means it’s bad lighting, bad decoration, bad clothing, bad sound, but full of life. Full of commitment, full of love.

LOVE is an opportunity to celebrate these young artists in the making, their momentum and their courage to make this little crazy dream come true. It was an opportunity to sincerely thank them for allowing us to re-examine and nurture our original flame.

A sacred fire, of LOVE (the choice of the artist’s life), testified instead ofintense physical and emotional commitment competition participants: we see bodies sweat on a flat during exercises and warm -ups performed under the guidance of instructors from ESACT; the determination of a young woman to leave the stage… This one, eyes drooping, hair disheveled, out of breath after the physical exertion she had just given and perhaps her breath was lost emotionally, almost confused, explained: “I Made Millions of Strikes”. During his visit, he confessed: “Strange, even for me. It’s also the purpose, to surprise yourself! The words, I chewed it so hard that it was almost no longer me, the idea that it would come out … (he mimes the move, stops, editor’s note)I don’t know, it looks like a ritual! ”. another candidate who had just translated “I’m in pain, johnny, johnny, johnny”, the director asked him the reason for his choice. He explained that he passed it in the first round of National Conservatory of Dramatic Art of Paris (CNSAD) and on going to the second round, proof that the jury appreciated his performance. So he decided to take it again. In his non-admission to CNSAD he expressed, supporting action:

No matter, I tried until it disappeared, brothel!

These candidates have something tostrength of despair. During the first set of the film, a young man lists the competitions he has passed in France before trying his luck in Belgium. He was wearing a yellow T-shirt, the color of hope, and smiling, but it seemed frozen as if hiding his fear of being rejected again. We understand in these young people the desire to fight, the fear of getting out of the cocoon of study. When Julien Stroinovsky asked a candidate why he took the competitions, his answer was: “I chose to be in a school, I’m 22 so I have to …”. He would stop there, the words lost in the void, unable to express his grief. Feels too love the game – a few minutes on a tray amount “all the gold in the world!” – their need to be recognized (one of them says he wants to be an artist because it gives him the possibility to be liked, whoever he is). Julien Stroinovsky also shows the differences. Some will insist on going to school if others think so “It’s a way like everyone else to be an artist”. Some people relativize the importance of theater for society, others see it as the possibility of seizing the instrument, “It’s so powerful to change the way people think, for the better of course”.

Some of these seeds the artists suggest “to make people forget even for a few minutes their bad life”. We feel an anger vis-à-vis the proposed model of society. In question “Are you willing to sacrifice small bourgeois comfort to become an artist?”one of them confessed that part of him wanted to do theater for that, “Because there are more wonderful things to do than just stay there and wait for the end”. Julien Stroinovsky offers us to see these young people make an almost a quest, a real claim to the faith that imposes itself on them, as described. Noah Preszow in his song “Right Way” (chosen by the director as the final credits of his film and we invite you to discover below). Julien Stroinovsky did not save us from what seemed to be hypocrisy, alleviated by the awkwardness of young people.

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