Mylène Farmer had used throughout his career to deliver clips to the aesthetics and always hyperléché almost akin short films full of cinematic references. If “Stolen Car” was a classic promo video, the redhead revives its own tradition. In the video for “City of Love”, released exclusively by Allociné, the singer uses a master of horror cinema: the director Pascal Laugier.
Together, they devised a dark clip where the winks to the great works of fantastic and horrific movies are more than obvious. For a little more than five minutes, are the world of The Birds of Hitchcock, Edward Silver Hands Tim Burton, The Pan’s Labyrinth Del Toro that mix.
Mylène atrophied wings
Basically, what is it? In a mansion in the night while the storm rages, there is a Mylène Farmer unrecognizable: it appears as a fantastic creature with wings atrophied. Around her, not a living soul. The front porch is littered with dead birds. In the sinister and worrying still, the albino creature wanders alone shows at once frightened, threatening, sad and touching. In short, true to itself, the singer manages to blend poetry and strange terror and tenderness.
To metamorphose, Mylène Farmer had to go through the terrible stage makeup. 6:30 A test before each shot, makeup worthy of a film location. This is island-de-France that Pascal Laugier cameras arose. For two days, forty people have settled in the Château de Chambly (Oise). The result of this shooting is experiencing a real success. The proof that in terms of video, in France, there Mylène Farmer and there are others.
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