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The Dream of the Girl Diver

The Dream of the Girl Diver

A Short film by Samuel Bester

Production year : 2017


    A film inspired by the 1814 print by Hokusai titled The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife, which is part of the shunga (book of erotic art) Kinoe no Komatsu that traces the misfortunes of a young princess, a pearl diver, who defies the dragon god of the sea to recover a stolen jewel. In his depiction, Hokusai offers a highly erotic vision of this tragic tale in which the monster is protected by brazen octopuses that are enthralled by the charms of the princess. This work uses the process of datamoshing to blend bodies and textures in an underwater arabesque saturated with color.

    Production and distribution

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Heure Exquise !

    Photos (6)

    Full credits (13)

    Screenwriter :

    Samuel Bester

    Director of Photography :

    Samuel Bester

    Camera Operator :

    Samuel Bester

    Editor :

    Samuel Bester

    Music Composers :

    Samuel Bester, Jean-Marc Montera

    Special Effects :

    Samuel Bester

    Sound Mixer :

    Samuel Bester

    Voice :

    Sophie-Charlotte Gautier, Naoyuki Tanaka, Kate Pinault

    Sound Recordist :

    Samuel Bester

    Production Manager :

    Samuel Bester

    Sound Editor :

    Samuel Bester

    Costume designer :

    Laure Lerallut

    Visual effects :

    Samuel Bester

    Technical details

    Short film

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    Sub-genre :

    Video art

    Themes :

    Fantasies, Eroticism, Désir

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    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    13 min 23 seconds

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    Production formats :

    Digital creation

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