Cannes Lions

Shockwaves (Ondes de choc) : Films

LA CHOSE, Paris / DELEGATION A LA SECURITE ET A LA CIRCULATION ROUTIERES / 2016

Awards:

4 Bronze Cannes Lions
1 Shortlisted Cannes Lions
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“Shockwave” represents the repercussions of a road crash on the victims’ friends and family.

The accident, the cause of which is not seen, is theoretical, symbolic of all accidents. Two cars driving in opposing directions, one driven by Pierre, the other by Sophie, crash head on.

The first part of the film is shot at actual speed, but when the shock happens, it switches to extreme slow motion. Friends and relatives of road crash victims appear. They are at the heart of the accident. They are seen floating, almost unreal, like flying over the tragedy scene in the same dynamic as the drivers themselves. They are impacted by the shockwave, although they were not physically present in the car. A voice over, along with the camera which shows each of them, explains their connection to the victim and the consequences of the tragedy on their current but also future lives.

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