Despite the stress and anguish associated with living in the city, as a place it remains a inexhaustible source of inspiration for those who take the time to walk around and observe. Here Stefano Canapa delivers a poetic panorama of Paris with his short film, Promenaux.
The film-maker takes us on foot, via metro, and bus through the city of light to capture some unique images. At first it’s just a take on reality, a game of observation amongst an anonymous crowd. Then it’s a strange night fall with words from Rimbaud with the search for new images becoming primordial. In the morning we discover a fascinating reality, a space without limits, fluctuating in a dreamlike state.
Time seems suspended in this work of art that wavers between documentary and private diary. It’s a subtle study, in black and white, of the actions and behaviors that have no purpose beyond their presence. An original soundtrack contributes to the successful impression of a sleepwalk through Paris.