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MATAEIA DISTRICT, NOVEMBER 1891

A SHADOW
IN THE TREES.
FULL MOON LIGHT.

Journey to Tahiti with Paul Gauguin on his maiden exploration, where he sought solace in a secluded cabin enveloped in nature’s arms. Isolated from the world, Gauguin grappled with a deep artistic and personal crisis. It is within this cocoon of nature that our story unfolds, offering a window into the transformative moments that shaped both his art and his soul.

WHISPERS OF TIME

A TAPESTRY OF TAHITIAN MYTH

We intertwined Paul Gauguin’s narrative with the enchanting threads of Tahitian mythology. Drawing inspiration from Teuira Henry’s ‘Ancient Tahiti’ as storytellers we embarked on a personal exploration of traditions and customs meticulously encoded in time. This rich source became the heartbeat of our narrative, allowing us to craft a unique story that echoes our artistic dialogue with both Gauguin’s brushstrokes and the ancient lore of Tahiti.

BRIDGING CULTURES

CRAFTING A
MULTILINGUAL TALE

We celebrate cultural diversity as we embark on a special collaboration with Fritkot Studio, a recording studio located in Papeete. Together, we’ve chosen to create a unique dialogue, seamlessly blending French and Tahitian in this short film. This collaboration not only enriches our narrative but also serves as a bridge between languages, fostering a deeper connection to the cultural nuances of the story.

DISCOVER

THE TEAM

Direction: Carlo De Togni
Screenplay: Elena Sparacino
AI animation: Carlo De Togni
Sound design: Carlo De Togni
Translations: Vanessa Nucci / Caroline Maupetit
Voice over studio: Fritkot studio
Paul Gauguin: Alain Lievens-Demeyere
Ta’aroa: Aldo Raveino
Movie poster and logo design: Alberto Fontana