The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

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L'île des morts

France | 2018 | 8 min
French, English, German
Graphic creation: Hugo Arcier, Robin Maulet, STUDIO N°130
Distribution: ARTE France
Participation: Centre National du Cinema et de l'image animée
Producer: Oriane Hurard
Script: Clémence Madeleine-Perdrillat, Benjamin Nuel
Sound: Xavier Thibault
Voice: André Wilms
Production: ARTE France
Director: Benjamin Nuel
Categories :
FIFA Interactive


Isle of the Dead is a timeless journey, starting from an everyday apartment towards our final destination, guided by Charon, ferryman of the Underwolrd.

This VR experience is a loose recreation of the eponymous work painted in 1883 by the Swiss symbolist painter Arnold Böcklin. The famous masterpiece also inspired a symphonic poem by Rachmaninov, which makes a perfect soundtrack to accompany the experience.

Mostra de Venise, Italy (2018) - Prix de la Meilleure Histoire VR
Entrevues Belfort, France (2018) - Prix du public
FilmGate Miami, USA (2018) - Special Jury VR award
China International New Media Short Film Festival, China (2018) - Best Virtual Reality Short Film
CPH:DOX – VR Cinema, Denmark (2019)


Benjamin Nuel

Born in 1981 in Saint-Étienne, France,Benjamin Nuel is graduated from the
Arts Déco Strasbourg and from Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts
Contemporains. Since the start of his career, Benjamin goes from between
traditional cinema and art of video games. His work HOTEL, coproduced by
ARTE, has been shwocased in more than fifty international events. He made
another videogame afterwards, The Reversal, and two short fiction films. In
2017, he directed Legacy, a Sci-Fi adventure VR film. Isle of the dead is his
second VR piece.

Biographies have been provided by third parties.
Filmography | Hotel (2010) ; The Reversal (2013) ; Les Éclaireurs (2014) ; To Silicon Valley (2016) ; Héritage (2017)

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