Tuesday, November 22, 2011

"Madame Perrault's Bluebeard"

I didn't learn about this short (6 minute) film until recently but apparently it's made waves in the film community this year, winning three awards out of the nominated five at the 2011 Leo Awards in June*.

Director: A.J. Bond
Writer: Paul Victor Schoucair
Stars: Kim Haden and Alexander Leeb

Here's the synopsis:
Fiction and reality are blurred when Madame Perrault stumbles upon pages from her husband’s manuscript, giving her a glimpse into a surreal and haunting portrait of her own life. A fantasy re-envisioning of the classic fairytale "Bluebeard" by Charles Perrault, in which Perrault's young wife reads herself into his dark allegory on marital mistrust.

 You can see a scene from the short HERE on A.J. Bond's reel (it starts at the 2 minute mark) and get some more glimpses on Amy Belling's reel (the Producer & Cinematographer) HERE.

The official website is HERE.

The short was also part of the CFC Worldwide Short Films Festival program in August this year, included in the screening and Q&A "Fairy Tale Redux". You can see a little of the information about it and the other films screened and discussed HERE.

It looks quite wonderful and thought provoking. I do hope we have an opportunity to view it soon!

*2011 Nominee for Leo Awards (June 2011)
Madame Perrault's Bluebeard – 5 nominations
  • Program
  • Cinematography
  • Overall Sound
  • Sound Editing
  • Musical Score
Madame Perrault's Bluebeard – 3 awards
  • Cinematography
  • Overall Sound
  • Sound Editing

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the link, excited to see this short!!!