HERVÉ GUINOUARD, the Tightrope walker
Actor, circus performer, clown dancer, and comedian performer, Hervé Guinouard is a faithful artistic accomplice of Michaël d’Auzon since their first collaboration in 2014 during a short film. Hervé is committed to providing great availability for this film’s first role, which requires several years of filming for him. He shares with the director an bodily approach to the acting work, and nourishes from the origins of the project the Tightrope wlaker character with his experience as a traveling street artist. An experience that led him from the Nanterre Workshops of his beginnings, to go around the world with companies such as Trottoirs du Hazard, Théâtre du Vertige and Compagnie Off.
LEOPOLDINE ENJOLRAS, the Poet
Léopoldine Enjolras is, from her earliest childhood, amazed by women, theater, horses, books and Victor Hugo. From the comedy of Saint-Etienne where she happily made her classes, she emerged actor, model sometimes, and experiment in her way life excessively, roles also (theater and cinema including Eric Rohmer, the Master). A great lover before the eternal, she refuses, however, to become Saint Rita, the patroness of desperate cases, preferring to say, like then her beloved philosopher: “I am too proud to believe that a man loves me. That would imply that he knows who I am.” Nietzsche. Fragile, she begins to frequent the Hell of Libraries, creating the only erotic fund of the City of Paris, while recovering at the piano, writes a lot, cries a lot and takes the opportunity to rediscover Bach and the boys. Mademoiselle Leopoldine or the turbulent infinity.
VINCENT GRASS, the Photographer
After learning acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Vincent has appeared in numerous films: “A Dam against the Pacific” where he plays alongside Isabelle Huppert, “J’accuse” by Roman Polanski, alongside Jean Dujardin, “Au Poste” by Quentin Dupieux, alongside Benoit Poelvoorde, “At Eternity’s Gate” by Julian Schnabel, alongside Willem Dafoe. He also participates in many productions for television and theater, where he works with directors Arnaud Denis, Georges Werler or Régis Santon. Finally, the timbre of his voice, recognizable, earned him the French voice of Agent Smith in Matrix, the dwarf Gimli and the tree Sylvebarbe in Lord of the Rings, Carson butler in Downton Abbey, and the King Barathéon in Game of Thrones. In 2019 he met Michael d’Auzon, and joined the team of “Since the sun has burned” to embody the photographer, an artist tormented by the ephemeral.
LILLY EVERS, the Traveler
Lilly is an actress, model, filmmaker, and assistant director and production for film and television. Originally from Congo and Scotland, born in Martinique, trained at the Florent class in Paris, then with the director John Strasberg in New York, she met Michaël d’Auzon in Marseille in 2017, who saw in her an obviousness of energy and body language, and entrusts to her the role of the Traveler who symbolizes in the film the source of life and the awakening.
RENAN PRÉVOT, the Angel
Renan Prévot is an actor, film student at the University of Paris III, curator in art gallery, and author of documentary films. He met the job of actor at random from a first casting, and found himself propelled in the film Pris de Court by director Emmanuelle Cuau. Followed Only Pirates of Gael Lepinle, and A knife in the heart of Yann Gonzales. At the theater he plays alongside Julie Gayet in Rabbit Hole, creation of Claudia Stavisky for the theater of Celestins. In 2018, he met Michael d’Auzon and became the Angel of the film. A character representing the inner voice of the Tightrope walker, and for which Renan engaged in a preparation mixing a demanding body and vocal work.
ANATOLI VLASSOV, the Dancer
Anatoly Vlassov is a French / Russian dancer, choreographer, video artist and art researcher. His unusual career includes snowboarding on the active volcanoes of Kamchatka, the creation of punk music concerts on the Red Square in Moscow, a rave-party in an unfinished nuclear power station in Crimea, choreography with garbage collectors in France , with snow plows in Montreal, and shoe polishers in Bolivia, and a dance of his own organs using a wireless endoscopic camera. Today, he explores the relationships between body and language in a performative practice he calls Phonesia. In the shooting of the castle, he will play the motionless dancer, a character inhabited by an unusual philosophy of disappearance.
MAJA JANTAR, the Musician
Maja Jantar is a multi-lingual Dutch polysonist living in Ghent, Belgium. She has been creating poetic sound and visual works since 1995 throughout Europe in the fields of performance, musical theater, visual arts, and publishing. Co-founder of Krikri, a collaborator of Crew theater, actor and director Ewout d’Hoore, and Belgian poet Vincent Tholomé, Maja Jantar has also directed ten operas, including Incoronatione di Poppea by Monteverdi and contemporary opera Infinito Nero de Sciarrino. During the filming, she will play an amazed musician who devotes her time to directing an imaginary orchestra.
BRUNO BILLAUDEAU, composer
Composer in electroacoustic music, instrument creator, and musician performer, Bruno Billaudeau is both the composer of the film’s music, and his interpreter in the scenes. In the shooting of the castle, he will be the Composer, a character struggling with the moment of improvisation. Bruno collaborated with the art of dance for 17 years, creating for many choreographers music made in the studio. Currently, he designs and creates unique instruments, which allow him to develop sounds and their treatments live during his concerts. It is with these instruments with evocative names, the Celloharpa, the Spiriale, the Harpapendulair, the Flybox, the Excelsior, that he engaged in the adventure of the first feature film of Michael d’Auzon which he is a artistic accomplice for many years. More about Bruno’s work: www.bruno-billaudeau.fr
CLAUDIA JENATSCH, costume designer
Claudia sets her costume design for the film as a gestation. Drawn and made over filming in close collaboration with the director, his costumes are characterized by a timeless style and a particular sensitivity to the movements of the actors. Since the beginning of the project, Claudia brings to the film the experience of her creative career, acquired at the Théâtre du Soleil in the sculpture studio of Erhard Stiefel, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, in her collaborations with the scenographers Gilles Aillaud, Wilfried Minks and Karl-Ernst Herrmann, and in his work for theater, dance and opera at the Avignon Festival, at the Lille Opera, the Dijon Opera, the Festival of Aix-en-Provence, the French Comedy.
SYLVIE LOBATO, painter
Sylvie Lobato leads a pictorial work where the body is both a motive and a driving element. Through oil paintings, drawings, installations, collaborations with poets for artists’ books, works with dance in the form of performances, she examines the body in motion and gives it a passionate, wild and voluptuous vision. Several of Sylvie’s drawings appear in the film, and she collaborated in the preparation of shooting in Spain as an artistic advisor by transmitting her gestures to Lilly Evers for the drawing scenes. More about the work of Sylvie Lobato: www.sylvie-lobato.com
ANNA SERRA, poet
Anna Serra is an author, poet, translator of Catalan and Italian poetry, organizer of events dedicated to contemporary poetry, and founder of Radio O and Revue Or which are dedicated to the oral practices of poetry. Her approach of creation, characterized by a lightning writing and a practice of the performed text, resonates with the universe of the film to which she lends her words, including extracts from “Mont Reine” published by Supernova in 2015, and from “Dehors Dehors” published in 2019 by Lanskine, which inspired the title of the film. More about Anna Serra’s work: www.annaserra.fr
JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BEAUVALLET, director of photography
Passionate about the language of the framing and light, Jean-Christophe puts his experience at the service of the film, joining the team in 2018 for the preparation and conception of the shooting in the castle. After making his debut at Films d’ici where he discovered the world of documentary film, he became assistant for director of photography Caroline Champetier and Julien Hirsch on André Techiné’s films, Jean luc Godard, Arnaud Despallieres, Pierre Shoeller, then director of the photography for feature and documentary films, including Jeremy Banster’s “The Pure Life” “Emmanuel Roy’s Part of Fire”, “the invitation” by Michaël Cohen, “12000” by Nadège Trebal.
LISON SANABRIA, editor
Lison has been editing the film’s images since 2017, in an approach that accompanies his particular production process involving back and forth between the different shootings, and the sensitive listening of the images in the editing room. Trained at the University Paul Valéry in Montpellier, on several short film shoots, then on editing at the University Lumière in Lyon, she then worked as assistant editor especially with Les Films d’Ici on, among others,”Austerlitz” a movie by Stan Neumann, edited by Louise Decelle, then the worked for Chapka film, Vendôme Production, TS Productions, Topshot Films, on features films, documentary and short films, alongside among others, editors Louise Decelle, Pauline Casalis and Alexandre Donot.
ANISSA VACHON, staging assistant
Actress, dancer, chi gong teacher Sheng Zhen she practices since childhood, and trained in cinema at the École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle in Paris, Anissa assists Michaël d’Auzon since the beginning of the project in the setting scene, especially during the castings and the preparation work of the bodies in studio. She also puts her various talents at the service of the film by being a decorator, a dresser, a hairdresser and a make-up artist according to the needs of the shootings.
and also :
PAULINE MOREAU1ere assistante de réalisation - directrice de production Touraine
ROBIN REGURONChef décorateur
PIERRE LEMAIREingénieur du son
AGNÈS LAGUERREcheffe maquilleuse
CAROLINE FORESTIERcheffe de file figuration
FRANÇOIS-OLIVIER LESPAGNOLchargé de production repérages & responsable crowdfunding
Anjou crew :
CYRIL CANTEchef opérateur Anjou & assistant caméra Espagne
MARC-ANTOINE VAUGEOISassistant de réalisation Anjou
CARMELA DUPORTassistante caméra Anjou
PIERRE OGERchef électricien Anjou
LUDOVIC LANGphotographe de plateau / vidéaste making of Anjou
EYAD BIROUTYcuisinier Anjou
Spain crew :
ISHRANN SILGIDJIANchef opérateur Espagne
JOHANNES ROESSLERchef machiniste Espagne
MONICA CAMPOS RODRIGUEZcoordinatrice Espagne
FRANCISCO GIJONdresseur Espagne
INTIel perro / mascotte