One thing you can guarantee with Gaspar Noe it’s diversity on what he directs. Luxury French Fashion house Saint Laurent have hired the services of the provocative French filmmaker to direct a new short film for them.
Running at just under 8 minutes, the film is entitled Summer Of 21. The film is showcasing the upcoming collection for designer Anthony Vaccarello and it’s ticks all the boxes for a Noe film.
Visually this looks like a Giallo and old school Giallo especially visually. Those red lighting is also very much trademark Noe as is the electro score, which is a SebastiAn remix of Donna Summer’s classic I Feel Love. This reminds me a a lot of Climax the director’s last film and short. This film does have Charlotte Rampling!
The short was a 50 minute short film he also created for Saint Laurent, which was released in 2019. The film called Lux Aeterna, also premiered at that year’s Cannes Film Festival.
A world bathed by a red, hazy, velvety light, reminiscent of the glory years of Giallo or the interiors of Saint Laurent shops from another era. A familiar and timeless feeling. Dreaminess and tension, decadence and danger, like a false torpor. The unsettling strangeness of those girls gravitating around Charlotte Rampling, the mysterious and haunted priestess
source: Hollywood Reporter