Vezelay two films


"The Dance of the New Adam" is a journey into the sculpture of the large interior tympanum of the Basilica of Vézelay.

''Dare a film on this peak of harmony was a major challenge. It was born thanks to the combined eyes of three photographers, to the pen of an actress, to a musical writing marrying the text as much as the sculpted reliefs, to the advice of wise craftsmen, to the availability of researchers passionate about symbolism and of theology.” Hélène Ramin, author. Duration 50 mins.

“In the Shadow of the Light”, reveals through the architecture and sculpture of the Basilica of Vézelay the exceptional encounter between stone and light. When the work of 25th century builders inspires the gaze of a photographer and contemporary musicians. Duration XNUMX mins.




Vézelay two films

1) The film on the Great Tympanum of the Basilica "The New Adam's Dance" in French version (50mn) and in English version (50mn)

''The New Adam's Dance''
The Christ of Vézelay is not seated, he is dancing. He does not judge, he welcomes. He is not enthroned in solitude, he dwells among men. Under the impetus of a new energy, men and beasts, plants and constellations also begin their dance around this Christ,''New Adam'. Thanks to exceptional photos, this film invites you to slip into the folds of the stone. It makes vibrate a universal word that outstanding craftsmen, who have remained anonymous, have been addressing to us since the XNUMXth century. It offers everyone, visitors or pilgrims, adults or children, simple landmarks for in-depth reading, a wonder that suspends the march of time. Sources abound: biblical stories, commentaries by the Fathers of the Church, references to very ancient iconographic traditions. Interpretations abound! But above all, don't say too much and let the work breathe in everyone.

2) The movie “In the Shadow of the Light” (25 mins)

In the basilica of Vézelay, the daily play of light and shade is accomplished silently according to the seasons and the hours: diffuse light, gently reflected by the polychromy of the stones or beams of sunlight on the days of the solstices and the mornings of the equinoxes. . Everything becomes speech for the eyes: the momentum of a perspective, details of the plant ornament, fine pleating of the clothes, marks of jobbers and companions...

Customer reviews

"What a wonderful surprise to discover this DVD tonight - like a diamond radiating in a stupid mailbox ..." Emmanuelle M. at the reception of the film by mail.


Further information

Weight 52 g