24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
director: Virgil Vernier
original title: Sapphire Crystal
running time: 31 min.
synopsisThree places and three moments spent with the Geneva Golden Youth. For his documentary, the director organized a workshop with students from the prestigious HEAD School of Art and Design in Geneva to get to know the young men and women who are well-accustomed to a life of luxury and who like to kill time having long discussions in the nightclub, snorting cocaine and sipping champagne. The director sees the film as a highly subjective vision, a kind of pseudo-ethnological work in which some formal elements show hints of irony. Here he acts as an amused moralist and observer trying to break into a world riddled with lavish parties, drugs and all-pervasive vanity.
biographyFrench director and actor Virgil Verniere (1976) combines fiction, documentary and mythology in his films. From the films: Karine (2001), Chroniques de 2005 (2007), Autoproduction (2009), Pandore (2010), Mercuriales (2014), Sophia Antipolis (2018).
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|cast:||Edward Klein, Inès Thurre, Lou Cohen , Matteo Scarpino , Maxime Brueggler, Medhi Faris , Mélissa Homsi, Olivia De la Baume, Sarah Maria , Thibault Rosseti , Doroteja Gajic|
|producer:||Jean Des Forets, Marie Dubas|
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