La Double Vie (Double Life)The editing of La Double Vie (Double Life) is finally finished - 18 months after the principle photography was completed.
Film Festivals and Screenings
The 5th International Film Festival Oskariada
British International Amateur Film & Video Competition 2006
- "This is a very atmospheric film with an intriguing concept... The story was extremely engrossing with an air of tragedy about it."
Premier screening at Cambridge
- Although shot entirely on digital video, Chui manages to blend the artful and engaging styles of European and Asian cinema, showing both the confidence and finesse to allow minimalist touches, such as lingering shots of rippling water, that punctuate emotionally charged scenes with moments of stillness. It is perhaps this ability to do so much with so little that constitues the film’s greatest strength. (Read the full review)
The 4th International Festival of Non-professional Filmmakers,
About the Film
Shooting entirely on Mini DV, “La Double Vie” is a 62 minutes feature film.
Anthony and Cynthia were teenage lovers. When they reunite after eight years of separation, their feelings towards each other have only grown deeper. However, Anthony is getting married; they both have new and very different lives. But what if they had met again earlier? What if they had a second life?
La Double Vie is the name of an unusual necklace. Legend says it has the magical power to bring a person that second life. When Cynthia holds the necklace she can see herself in a second life – a perfect life in which she and Anthony live happily together. Is it a dream, or only her imagination?
Blending the two time lines and crossing the double lives of Anthony and Cynthia, La Double Vie is a tale of love, fate and self-discovery.
If you can go back in time and re-live your life, can you make the new life a better one?
La Double Vie: The Short Film
The short film version of La Double Vie is, in fact, a film in a film. One of the main characters in La Double Vie is a student in media studies. She makes a short film on the subject of double life. The short film has now been extended into a self-contained version.
Another short film version of La Double Vie is Cynthia's Choice. From Cynthia's perspective, this is an emotional account of the lovers' life. Or, rather, the lovers' first life. More...
Produced by Atta Chui & Tom Ruffles
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