Kaori Kinoshita, born in Tokyo in 1970, and Alain della Negra, born in France in 1975, met during their studies and have been working together ever since on film projects crossing the borders between reality and fiction. Their works touch on issues such as virtual identities, utopic communities and the disappearance of women in Japan. Their last feature-length film, Bonheur Académie (Happiness Academy) (2016), was filmed during the summer University of the Raëlian sect in Croatia.
People discuss their daily lives, appearing totally detached from the reality they describe. In fact, they are fans of the game The Sims, recounting the life of their avatar. In telling these stories in the first person, they sow confusion between the real and the virtual. By seeming to live their fiction, they covertly make it become reality.
Curator : Martin Le Chevallier