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Introduction

NUPTIALIS: IS THIS REAL LIFE

A FILM BY SUZIE Q & LEO SIBONI FOR MASTORI*MOTWARY STUDIO

*WINNER OF THE JURY PRIZE AT A SHADED VIEW ON FASHION FILM FESTIVAL #4
OCTOBER 2011

WATCH THE FILM HERE
http://www.vogue.it/en/talents/vogue-video-lab/2011/06/is-this-real-life

ABOUT THE FILM
For their NUPTIALIS project, Greek jewelry designer Maria Mastori and Cypriot fashion designer Filep Motwary reached out to the Paris-based, up and coming duo Suzie Q and Leo Siboni, in order to make a fashion-film collaboration.


In this film, tinged with surrealism, the garment becomes the answer to an intrigue, a mystery, but also a character in itself — a fantastic object, in the cinematic sense of the word.

The film is to be part of the Hasselt Modemuseum’s new PRINTS exhibit in Hasselt, Belgium, and was made with the support of Moonwalk Films, The Stimuleye’s creative director Antoine Asseraf, and Vogue Italia.

The directors

The film Is this real life was directed by young French artist duo Suzie Q & Leo Siboni.

Fashion photography team Suzie Q and Leo Siboni have well and truly perfected the art of the fashion film.

Suzie studied art in fine art school of Paris and Leo focused on film studies. They quickly confessed their common taste for B and Z movies.

Directed like feature films, their fashion series are full of cinematic references, ranging from the French New Wave to John Carpenter or even Ford style westerns with the series ‘‘Screen Play’’.

A single step separated photo and film cameras, a step they gloriously took with their super glamorous short film Pursuit, a high heels metaphor of Die Hard. Like a good editorial spread, this movie does not sacrifice plot or ideas in its quest to showcase the clothes, and vice versa.

Their second movie, Blacklight, is a short fashion movie, that plays on the codes of fantastic A work on the visible and the invisible, playing with appearances and disappearances at the option of light.


Suzie Q and Leo Siboni emerged after winning the Picto Prize for fashion photography, they won the Picto prize, made BLACKLIGHT under commission by ASVOFF in collaboration with for Vogue.it's "Light Series", sponsored by SAMSUNG ( winners of the Samsung New Talent prize), films for Levis', Mango and Rolex, and now they have teamed up with design and blogging duo Maria Mastori and Filep Motwary for their Nuptialis project.

The designers

Maria Mastori and Filep Motwary met while they were both working at Loukia Couture House in Athens.

For years, they have collaborated on a collection associating Maria’s renown jewelry and accessories with Filep’s clothes.
Together, they have made collections, fashion films, participated in exhibitions such as Beyond Dress Codes curated by Lydia Kamitsis, and the upcoming Prints exhibition at Hasselt Modemuseum, Belgium.

In addition to his design activities, Filep is a writer and journalist for magazines such as Dapper Dan, and the founder of Un Nouveau Ideal fashion blog, listed by Dazed & Confused as one of the Top 10 fashion
blogs.

Together they have already worked on 3 films, including SARKA for Vogue.it's LIGHT SERIES.


IS THIS REAL LIFE is based on Mastori & Motwary's NUPTIALIS project, which serves as the main visual for PRINTS! exhibit, opened at Hasselt Modemuseum, in Belgium, on Saturday June 25th. Both the dress and the film will be part of the exhibition.

is this real life credits

Moonwalk Films Production
Written & directed by Suzie Q & Leo Siboni
for Maria Mastori & Filep Motwary
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MASTORI*MOTWARY STUDIO

Project Nuptialis
with the support of
The Stimuleye
Vogue Italia
Hasselt Modemuseum

Starring Vanessa Schreiber (City)
Nina Gendronneau

Styling Inès Fendri
Hair & make-up Gilles Degivry
Assisted by Lucie Alby
Director of photography Pierre Jouvion
Casting director Corinne Liscias
Creative consulting & artistic direction Antoine Asseraf
Directors’ assistants Anna Aubrée, Donatienne Dupuis-Grizard
Gaffer Benjamin Masset
Camera assistant Guillame Elwart
Steady cam Guillame Quilichini
Sound grip Alexandre Esnault

Post production Nightshift

Sound design & music Audio Art

Voice work Mathilde Merlot

Thank you: Thibault Bellanger, Maroussia Podkosova, Katina Timotheou, Romy Cockx, Eve Demoen, Sara Maino