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4 July 2021

Deep.

by Jason Stone


Genesis Motors: “Free Diver” - 60s

This elegiac piece of filmmaking demands a little patience from the viewer as it's not exactly pacey, but – as we'd expect from the sublime Frédéric Planchon – the visual flair provides more than enough interest to grab and sustain the interest of the audience.

The free diving sequence radiates luxury which is a pretty remarkable feat… after all, this is a dangerous hobby not a leisure pursuit. But in Planchon's graceful hands, it's made to look like it may be the most relaxing activity in the world, and this very successfully conveys the idea that we are each capable of deciding how best to use our spare time.

The implication is that we'd rather not spend it traipsing around car showrooms and – if we can afford it – we would rather take advantage of the advertised service and have this luxury South Korean car brought to us… where ever we may be.


Director: Frédéric Planchon Ⓟ Ⓦ (Academy Films Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Cinematographer: Jacques Ballard
Editor: Sam Rice-Edwards Ⓦ @ The Assembly Rooms Ⓟ Ⓦ
Offline Producer: Daniel Breheny
Colourist: Jean-Clément Soret @ MPC Ⓟ Ⓦ

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