Vezelay two films


''The Dance of the New Adam”
''Daring to produce a film on this masterpiece of harmony was a major challenge. This film has seen the light of day thanks to the combined eyes of three photographers, to the pen of an actress, to a musical score which weaves in and out of the text and the sculptures, to the advice of wise craftsmen, to the availability of researchers passionate about symbolism and theology”. Hélène Ramin, author. 50 mins

"'In the Shadow of Light"
Makes visible the exceptional meeting of stone and light in the architecture and the sculptures of Vezelay's basilica. The craft of the 12th-century builders acts as inspiration for a photographer and musicians of today. 25 mins.




Vezelay two films

1) ''The Dance of the New Adam''

'The Dance of the New Adam' The Christ of Vezelay 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 animals, 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 a universal word vibrate, a universal word that outstanding craftsmen, who have remained anonymous, have been addressing to us since the 12th 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, do not say too much and let the work breathe in everyone.

2) “In the Shadow of Light”

In the basilica of Vezelay, the daily play of shadow and light is silently accomplished according to the hours, the seasons and the reliefs: diffused light gently reflected on the polychromy of the stones, clear projections on solstice days and equinox mornings. Everything comes to life: the momentum of a perspective, details of plants and their decoration, fine pleating of a sculpted drapery, masons marks..

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Weight 52 g