The International Festival of Films on Art Online - 38th edition from March 17 to 29, 2020

Figaro

United States | 2016 | 4 min
- Without dialogue
Director: Bret Easton Ellis

Synopsis

Presented with the support of the Consulate General of France in Quebec City.

Figaro is a comedic film inspired by the music of The Barber of Sevilla. An opera singer loses his voice during rehearsal and goes through a night of debauchery, before coming back and being able to sing.
"I was very flattered to be approached by the Paris Opera and surprised that they gave me a lot of freedom - I wanted to do something slightly humorous and use moving images as a raw material to play with on an opera track. I don't think it's that dissimilar thematically from what I'm usually attracted to - there's definitely a decadence at play here but I didn't want the film to take itself too seriously - so we looked for ways to make it over the top and comedic. There was an energy on set that was infectious and funny and hopefully you can get that from watching Figaro.”

Directors

Bret Easton Ellis

Bret Easton Ellis is the author of six novels - Less Than Zero, The Rules of Attraction, American Psycho, Glamorama, Lunar Park and Imperial Bedrooms and a collection of stories The Informers. He hosts The Bret Easton Ellis podcast.

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