~ANDRE SARAIVA – ‘THE SHOE’ !!
‘THE SHOE’ – A SHORT FILM BY ANDRE SARAIVA – MADE IN COLLABORATION WITH J.M. WESTON SHOEMAKERS, FRANCE (2011)
INDIE SOUNDTRACK BY KITSUNE ‘CHIEF’ – GILDAS LOAEC, featuring The Virgins, Is Tropical, and Vandaveer, among others.
REVIEWED BY: NANCY SMITH, FEB 11, 2012
yo, if the shoe fits – grab it !!
yes, yes, and more yes !!
Parisian nightlife lightbulb x 1,000 and street artist ANDRE SARAIVA aka Mr. A – has made a great, great, fun, funny, fab and downright super whimsical hi-style, fashion forward, huge French come-back (!!) short film – straight out of the gate. it’s his debut film.
and, so is he . . . the BANKSY of France !!
even the lowly opening credits roll – with a fashion forward edge – a real retro-animated grace and wit !! – that would put even the most accomplished graphic designers on the scene today, to shame. and the sound track ? it’s just as delightful – VIRGINS, move over !!
‘The Shoe’ made in collaboration with France’s legendary J.M WESTON brand, ‘French Master Shoemaker Since 1891’ (!!) is ANDRE SARAIVA’s first stroll into moving pictures. A playful, light as air non-stop Parisian tumble, it rolls sweet and romantic – but always right on the edge of going somewhere – and yeah, you want to be, wherever it’s going, too.
Starring his friends, including the featured LEO FITZPATRICK, and the cutest of them all, ANNABELLE DEXTER-JONES, even OLIVIER ZAHM, of PURPLE gets a writing contribution credit.
here’s a new maxim: there’s usually a reason why – people get their celebrity status reps & it’s called: TALENT !!
and maybe that’s why New York City’s HALF GALLERY is opening a show called: ANDRE SARAIVA – ‘LOVE LETTERS’ to-nite !! and maybe that’s why, the gallery’s founder & director BILL POWERS, has reason – to be, all over !!
conundrum, NOT !!