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Xavier Curnillon

Canada | 2021 | 4 min
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First created by and for Mélanie Demers, at the invitation of the Italian festival B‑Motion in Bassano, the performance Icône Pop becomes the short film MAMA, directed by Xavier Curnillon. Transposed into the bodies of Marc Boivin, Stacey Désilier and Chi Long, the theatrical work dissolves on the screen in an impressionistic play between religious and pop, sacred and profane iconography. The auras of the Virgin Mary and Beyoncé are invited in a striptease all in modesty where the archetypes of the whore, the saint and the mother compete to finally see the eternal figure of the child emerge.
Also presented:
40th International Festival of Films on Art, Canada (2022)
Festival Take Me Somewhere, Scotland (2021)
Director Xavier Curnillon, Mélanie Demers
Director of Photography Yann Manuel Hernandez
Production Manager Mélanie Primeau
Editing Xavier Curnillon
Sound Recording Sylvain Courcelles
Cast Marc Boivin, Stacey Désilier, Chi Long
Technical Direction Julien Veronneau
Concept Mélanie Demers
Costumes Mélanie Demers
Music Mykalle Bielinski
Rehearser Anne-Marie Jourdenais
Other Sous-titrage Studio Sonogram


Xavier Curnillon

Xavier Curnillon

Xavier Curnillon is a director, editor and visual artist based in Montreal. He has built up his experience in video-dance by collaborating with numerous choreographers such as Paul-André Fortier, Hélène Blackburn, Danièle Desnoyers, Mélanie Demers, Louise Bédard, Ann Van den Broek, Virginie Brunelle, Kettly Noël, Morgane Le Tiec, Sylvain Émard, Paco Ziel, Emmanuel Jouthe, Su Feh-Lee, Manuel Roque, Ismaël Mouaraki, Catherine Gaudet, Valeria Gallucio, Jérémy Galdeano. Specialized in the capture of movement, he often uses the aesthetics of light and shadow, directing our gaze to the microcosm of the human body in motion.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team

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UzcO (2021)
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