TWO RIDERS (WIP)
The two scenes screened from this work-in-progress take place in a remote mountain village where Marceau, 17 years old, is mad about his newborn brother Ange. Throughout the years, the two grow inseparable. Marceau becomes the best wrestler in the country until his younger brother challenges him. Loosely based on Jean Giono’s eponymous novel, the project brings together two filmmakers: Delphine Balley and Shalimar Preuss. Their intent is not to co-direct the film but rather to each render in separate chapters their own personal perspective and impression, hoping to enter into an enriching filmic dialogue with each other. This twofold approach to narrative cinema is set in the Vercors, a French pre-Alp mountain range, where both filmmakers and their cast of non-professional actors live.