Bret Easton Ellis Gets Decadent with the Paris Opera
Notorious writer Bret Easton Ellis has directed a new film for the Paris Opera, which is part of the Troisième Scene (Third Stage). This online platform was launched last year by Dimitri Chamblas as part of the new Ballet direction of Benjamin Millepied. Together, they have curated a number of films directed by leading directors, photographers, and artists.
In Ellis’ film FIGARO, a singer loses his voice during an opera rehearsal. As a result, he enters into a night of debauchery with a group of young people. Only after experiencing life at its fullest does he confront his demons. Faithful to his favorite themes, Ellis tackles internal conflict and what it takes to express your true self.
“I was very flattered to be approached by the Paris Opera,” said Bret, “and surprised that they gave me so much freedom. I wanted to do something slightly humorous and to play with the film medium against an opera track. I don’t think it’s very dissimilar thematically from what I’m usually attracted to – there’s a bit of decadence at play here but the film doesn’t take itself too seriously. There was an energy on the set that was infectious and funny and hopefully you can get that from watching Figaro.“
Bret Easton Ellis recently joined THE DEVIL YOU KNOW for commercial representation. Ellis also recently completed a branded film for Persol.
Genre: Music performance , People , Storytelling