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RAFT, THE

RAFT, THE
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Performance artist Vittoria Hopkins has made a career out of large tableaus of half-naked people, addressing the guilt of the viewer in the face of their vulnerability. Her latest work THE RAFT has all the ingredients of a landmark: classical references, naked body-painted people lying still on a canvas and an accusatory monologue, written from the perspective of a drowning man in the Mediterranean Sea. As the art world gathers to watch Vittoria’s stunning, clean and bankable scandal, an unexpected force takes hold of the installation...


Sylvain Cruiziat was born in 1995 in London and studies at the University of Television and Film Munich. His award-winning films include: the shorts AFTERMATH (2015), FIND FIX FINISH (2017), and THE RAFT (2019). He is currently working on the short WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR.
Genre Satire
Category Short
Year of Production 2019
Director Sylvain Cruiziat
Screenplay Daniel Thomé, Sylvain Cruiziat
Cinematography Nikolai Huber
Cast Elit Iscan, Gala Moody, Thomas Arnold
Producers Philipp Maron, Sebastian Fehring, Tristan Bähre
Production Company Maverick Film, in co-production with Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF/M), Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE
Length 20 min
Format color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 English, German
Sound Technology Dolby 5.1
Festivals Toronto 2019

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