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A beautiful film about Linen

Music Video / Film

Posted by Creative Review, 25 November 2010, 15:53    Permalink    Comments (3)

Documentary films about the textile industry are not exactly the staple of this site but we'll make an exception for French director and designer Benoit Millot's lovely film about linen

The film was commissioned by the CELC which is, we're sure you know, the European Flax and Hemp Confederation, and explains how this most ancient of textiles goes from field to fashion. We particularly liked the graphics introducing each section.

Director: Benoit Millot, Le Potager
Production company: Goodideas
Images: Benoit Millot and Sébastien Jousse
Script: Sébastien Jousse et Benoit Millot
Montage_ Franck Littot
Sound: Arnaud Devillers, Jérôme Pierrot, Christophe Millet,
Charles Ludig, Olivier Millo, Louis Boulloche
INterpreter: Simona Calza
After Effects: Nicolas Lichtlé
Sound design and mixing: Pocket Studio
Music: Cezame music agency
Agency: Villadelesia&Co
Client: CELC Masters Of Linen


Not just stunning to watch, but also with a wonderfully engaging narrative. Simple storytelling at its best. Something that's often missed.

The french accents just add extra elegance and seem to turn it into an arthouse piece :)
2010-11-25 17:17:05

Nice work. Thanks for sharing.

I'm not sure I'd call it art house as such but it is an engaging, well scripted and beautifully shot bit of film.

Here's to natural fabrics and less rubbish produced by chemical companies.
Michael Preston
2010-11-27 15:46:59

Utterly hypnotic
Robert Newman
2010-12-27 16:01:51

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