Virgil Vernier

Virgil Vernier | France | 2014 | 106 min. | V.O. French subtitled in Spanish and English

The Mercuriales stand in a rarely seen section of the Paris ringroad. They are twin towers which lodge a hive of employees busy at assorted functions for the shady businesses which have their offices there. Lisa and Joane, one Moldavian and the other French, meet there. The two young women could almost be twin sisters separated at birth. A friendship, intense and full of ups and downs, develops between them, and it is told through random moments which swing between emotional intensity, revealed intimacy, ethereal beauty and occasional moments of sordidness and violence. The story of the towers, an unfinished,overambitious architectural project from the 70s, spreads its symbolic shadow over the girls’ story, in some way moulding a relationship that is another victim of the wounds of modernity, and that can only be portrayed with the fragility and excess of narrative of these times.


Direction: Virgil Vernier

Script: Virgil Vernier, Mariette Desert

Cinematography: Jordane Chouzenoux

Editing: Raphaëlle Martin-Holger

Music: James Ferraro

Sound: Julien Sicart, Simon Apostolou

Cast: Ana Neborac, Philippine Stindel, Jad Solesme, Annabelle Lengronne

Production: Jean-Christophe Reymond

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