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Director: Julie Gautier

Synopsis: “Ama is a silent film. It tells a story everyone can interpret in their own way, based on their own experience. There is no imposition, only suggestions.
I wanted to share my biggest pain in this life with this film. For this is not too crude, I covered it with grace. To make it not too heavy, I plunged it into the water.
I dedicate this film to all the women of the world.” – Julie Gautier – AMA.

Bio: Based in Nice (France) since the age 26, Julie Gautier started creating artistic underwater videos that bring a new look on the marine world with her partner, Guillaume Néry (the freediving world champion). Their strength comes from using freediving to work on each side of the camera. Being completely self-taught, she draws inspiration from dance, comics, and cinema. AMA is one of her most accomplished works.

Apart from her work on AMA, Julie Gautier’s filmography includes Ever Bio Cosmetics, Panerai Traits, and more. Her film One Breath Around the World has been featured in National Geographic’s Short Film Showcase and is critically acclaimed. You can check her out @juliegautier.nery.

Her film Ama has also been documented in a short Behind the Scenes video – check it out here.

Screened At: VAEFF 2019 as part of  Between Fashion and Music program curated by Niccolo Montanari

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