“When Miu Miu requested me to do that brief, I mechanically considered a teen story, a younger lady’s story,” stated Ben Hania.
The Tunisian filmmaker isn’t any stranger to telling compelling, female-led tales, as seen in 2017’s “Magnificence and the Canines,” chosen for the Cannes Movie Competition’s “Un Sure Regard.” Ben Hania can be behind final 12 months’s “The Man Who Bought His Pores and skin” — nominated for Greatest Worldwide Characteristic Film on the 93rd Academy Awards — that includes Monica Bellucci (and a partnership with Alaïa for costumes).
For this specific mission — titled “I and the Silly Boy” — Miu Miu gave her freedom, she stated, and she or he used costume “as a component of narration and a component of the battle within the story.”
Starring French actress Oulaya Amamra (reverse Sandor Funtek), the story line facilities on a younger girl heading to a date however who finds herself confronted by an acquaintance, a man who teases and taunts her.
“I wished to make use of trend on this film as a constraint,” stated Ben Hania. The protagonist — donning gadgets from Miu Miu’s Maritime and fall 2021 collections — is first seen in an embroidered satin slipdress whereas preparing and dancing round her bed room to composer Bachar Mar-Khalifé’s thumping “Lemon,” earlier than becoming a girly midriff-baring prime and joggers for her date, which she pairs with heels. “The way in which she’s dressed shouldn’t be sensible in any respect to struggle with this man.”
The 13-minute story goes past a struggle, or play with trend; it’s a commentary on vulnerabilities, energy, the youth and expertise.
Premiering tomorrow through the Venice Film Festival’s Giornate Degli Autori, it’s Miu Miu’s twenty second brief within the sequence. Different collaborators have included Mati Diop, Ava DuVernay, Hiam Abbass, So Yong Kim, Miranda July, Agnès Varda, Chloé Sevigny, Dakota Fanning, Haifaa Al-Mansour and Isabel Sandoval, who will premiere her movie “Shangri-La“ (the twenty first installment) on the occasion as nicely.
“Whenever you meet with the viewers, that is the second of fact,” Ben Hania stated of unveiling the movie.
She’s engaged on three initiatives, a documentary on Tunisia and Libya and two options, an English-speaking sci-fi movie and a historic thriller based mostly in North Africa.
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