Born in 1974, Nicolas Boone lives and works in Paris when he’s not at the other end of the world making films. His work constantly reinvents scenarios and shooting methods: filming without a camera, fiction staged in real life, recruiting non-actors to interpret their true lives… Bogota, Johannesburg or Bailu, the form of Nicolas Boone’s films is shaped by the uniqueness of the locations.
Le rêve de Bailu
Bailu is a fake French village built in China. Nicholas Boone was commissioned to make a film there. He was constrained to not be subversive, to portray the people as happy, to make propaganda. He chose not to take a single view, a sequence shot that traverses the village, running into inhabitants who imperfectly obey the injunctions of the invisible woman accompanying the camera. Thanks to his scenario, the life we see there is as fake as the architecture.
Curator : Martin Le Chevallier