Accomplished filmmaker is looking for amateur videographers: the director Jean-Jacques Annaud, in the middle of shooting a film on the fire of Notre-Dame de Paris, launched on Monday an appeal to witnesses from all over the world, to send him their videos of the evening of the disaster. "
Jean-Jacques Annaud is looking for all authentic videos taken on the premises and surroundings testifying to the chaos and the emotion that this event caused
", specifies a press release.
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Jean-Jacques Annaud is preparing a film on the fire of Notre-Dame
The sequences, which should represent "
preferably the traffic jams caused by the event, the chants in the night to encourage the firefighters or the reactions abroad to the vision of Notre-Dame on fire
", can be sent to the site dedicated internet notredamebrule.com.
The selected images may be included, for a fee, in the film
which is scheduled for release in 2022. Director of very big hits such as
Le Nom de la rose
(2004) ), Jean-Jacques Annaud embarked at the age of 77 in the filming of this film on the fire which ravaged the cathedral of Paris on April 15, 2019.
Read the file: Notre-Dame de Paris: after the disaster, reconstruction
Designed as a big-show film, for the cinema, it will mix around 5% of archive footage of the drama, with reconstructions in the studio and in natural settings such as Bourges Cathedral.
The scenario, he wants to stick to the reality of the disaster: "
We do not tell stories, it is enough to follow the reality which is infinitely more baroque, sometimes burlesque
", explained the director in March to AFP, during the start of filming in Bourges.
I wouldn't have dared to do these dramatic twists and turns, if it wasn't locked on to the truth.
I have never written a screenplay with so much happiness, so quickly,