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3 September 2019

Snap to it.

by Andrew MacGregor

Short Films: “Brigitte” - 29 mins 50s

This affectionate portrait of French photographer Brigitte Lacombe proves the Auld Alliance is alive and well. Shot by Scottish director Lynne Ramsay ('We Need to Talk About Kevin', 'You Were Never Really Here'), this thirty-minute film belies its monochrome palette with a series of colourful insights into Lacombe, her process, and her subjects.

It's the conversation between Lacombe and Ramsay that engages the most, however, with a charming exchange about good posture, hunches, and Derek Jarman setting the tone. Riven with Anglo-French humour and strikingly photographed by Ramsay and DP Tom Townend (plus Lacombe, in a neat role reversal), this is an overlong but worthy meeting of still and moving images.

Film Production: Somesuch Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Lynne Ramsay ♀ Ⓟ Ⓦ
Cinematographer: Tom Townend
Production Designer: Laura Ellis-Crick
Costume Design: Sarah Blenkinsop
Editor: Adam Biskupski Ⓦ @ The Quarry Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: Jean-Clément Soret @ MPC Ⓟ Ⓦ

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