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Nothing To Do

Film Director : Samantha Mandich
Choreography : Thea Bautista
Dancers : Thea Bautista, Chloé Dorémieux, Déborah Lotti, Roman Vikouloff
Photography : Samantha Mandich
Music : John Abbot
Camera assistants : Agnieszka Kardasz and Pia Pentzlin
Make up : Clara Landais and Victoria Pinto

© 2021

Photos by Samantha Mandich

Part of the movie that was filmed at FEU received support from the United States Embassy via the FEU

Nothing To Do

Nothing To Do is a fashion, dance and editorial collaboration with the film maker and photographer Samantha Mandich. This editorial was inspired by the notion of distance and reflection and how people become reflections of one another as well as their environment.

The choreographed dance set against the backdrop of a Parisian garden, a rooftop and a checkered staircase communicate a nostalgic and dreamlike sequence of sporadic moments that transports the viewer to a surreal escape.

The film is a commentary on freedom in a confined environment. Although the setting is realistic, the behavior of the characters in the film brings an element of surrealism to the narrative, intended to symbolize the dazed state we can fall into while being isolated from society.

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