Blacks

Black is the origin. With the appearance of light different blacks have been revealed, multiple, sensitive, fragile but with what presence!
Blacks that are born from the deprivation of light, blacks reflections of non-reflections, a kind of anti-light that makes us discovering colors, lights and materials. They emphasize, reveal, make us aware of so close richnesses. Magical, simple, daily.

We often get close to abstraction, approaching the border between fantasy and realism within a curious, exciting and accomplice mood. By associating the imaginary and the real, dreams and origins do merge.
Because the light is our brush, we wanted to go on playing, dreaming, looking even further ... drilling holes for the light.

  • Romain Claris
    Director
  • Romain Claris
    Writer
  • Claris image builder !
    Producer
  • Isabel Le Cras
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Noirs
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 20, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    France
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Sony FS5
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • BLOW-UP · International Arthouse FILM FEST · Chicago
    Chicago
    United States
    November 10, 2019
    Semi-Finalist
  • RAGFF Venezia 2018
    Venezia
    Italy
    November 8, 2018
    Official selection
  • New York City Independent Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    March 5, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Somerville International Film Festival
    Somerville
    United States
    July 19, 2019
    Official selection
  • Le Saint-James Art Gallery
    Bordeaux
    France
    June 21, 2018
    Exhibition
Distribution Information
  • Romain Claris
Director Biography - Romain Claris

Romain Claris was born in Cannes in 1983. After a journey to Niger in 1995 where he joined the film crew of the feature film Imûhar, he worked on photography and then began to make very short films in 2000. After graduating from the Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma Français in 2005, he joined the advertising agency Claris Image Builder as head of the video department and ensured the production of 200 commercials.
Alongside his agency work, he continues to make personal films, selected or rewarded at international film festivals. His latest very short film Cousins of clouds has been four-time rewarded including the "best philosophy in animation" award at the Avalonia Festival in the USA. More recently, he has been codirecting the medium-length movie Behold the night, a free adaptation around the novel by Yasunari Kawabata Sleeping beauties, selected by the Experimental Forum at Los Angeles and by the Wunderground Film Festival at the Verbeke Foundation in Belgium.
He also signs with the photographer Nicolas Claris several photo and video exhibitions starting with Bangladesh in 2013. Their latest exhibition Noirs took place this summer at the Relais & Châteaux - Le Saint-James Art Gallery.

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