Lux Æternaby Gaspar Noé and Anthony Vaccarello

Saint Laurent SELF04 continues with a new film
with Béatrice Dalle and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

  Cannes Film Festival selected Lux Æterna, a 50 minute “film within the film” directed by Gaspar Noé in collaboration with Anthony Vaccarello. The film, included in Official Selection, is belonged to the part of the midnight session projected at Théâtre Lumière.
Four years after Love, Argentine director Gaspar Noé returns with his new surprise-filled film Lux Æterna. The movie is a vibrant essay on respecting beliefs, the work of the actor, and the art of directing.
The actors on the stage: Béatrice Dalle, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Abbey Lee, Anatole Devoucoux du Buysson, Paul Hameline, Victor Sekularac and Yannick Bono to name few.“Last February Anthony proposed to support me if I had any idea for a short film. Two weeks later, in five days, with Béatrice and Charlotte we improvised this modest essay about beliefs and the art of filmmaking. Now the 51 minute baby is ready to scream… Thank God, cinema is light flashing 24 frames-per-second”. – Gaspar Noé

Lux Æterna is the fourth incarnation of the international art project, SELF – curated by Saint Laurent’s creative director, Anthony Vaccarello. This project is an artistic commentary on society while emphasizing the complexity of various individuals through the eyes of artists. Vaccarello commissioned Gaspar Noé, who is instinctively aligned with the spirit of the brand, to direct SELF04 with two Muses as Béatrice Dalle and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

“Gaspar is one of the most talented artist nowadays. I always admire his work. It was an instinctive choice to me. I like his narrative approach, the whole process. We talked about experimental movies from the 60s and 70s, especially the ones from Kenneth Anger. The only thing I asked him was to improvise a story. Filming it with Béatrice and Charlotte was one of my inner darkest fantasies”. – Anthony Vaccarello