FOR THIS IS MY BODY
He (Carl Barât, leader of The Libertines) is a rockstar on tour with his band. She (Audrey
Bastien, young beauty of the French cinema) is a groupie who lives for his songs.
The two of them wake up one morning in an hotel room, they wander around Paris, they lose themselves and meet again between desire and existential dismay. Corroded by alcohol and success, he seeks safety, she wants to protect him. Representing the brute poetry of R’n’R, the director Paule Muret pursues a cinema that is son of the Nouvelle Vague, halfway between Philippe Garrel and Olivier Assayas. The soundtrack, hypnotic, is composed by Barât himself, and the peculiar chromatic research in photography is the work of a great professional figure such Renato Berta. Extraordinary cameo of Fanny Ardant.
Directed by Paule Muret
90min, Switzerland, 2015
Production: CLOSE-UP FILMS
Actress in “Sauve qui peut (la vie)”, by Jean Luc Godard (1977), Paule Muret debuts as a director in 1991 with “Rien que de mensonges” directing Alain Bashung and Fanny Ardant. With “For this is my body” she comes back on the big screen with an original script and after an exhausting casting for the main character, solved after meeting Carl Barât. The film was released at the end of 2015 in Geneva at the Festival Tous Ecrans.