Jim Jarmusch Directs Saint Laurent Fashion Film ‘French Water’

A nine-minute fashion film depicts actors switching between outfits from the Saint Laurent’s SS21 women’s collection.

Credit: Saint Laurent on Youtube

Jarmusch has been absent from the film scene since his Cannes film festival piece entitled The Dead Don’t Die, which premiered in 2019. Recently, Jarmusch has re-emerged in collaboration with Saint Laurent for French Water. The film features Julianne Moore, Chloe Sevigny, Indya Moore and John C. Reilly’s model/actor son Leo Reilly. Saint Laurent creative director Anthony Vaccarello also serves as art director on the film.

The film marks a move toward a rollout of mini auteur films to celebrate and showcase Saint Laurent’s collections. In December, Gasper Noé directed Lux Æterna for the label, an eight minute short featuring Charlotte Rampling.

The film’s press release states,

“The dinner party is over. A lone waiter is watching guests search for Charlotte. The echoes of their whispers multiply. Anthony Vaccarello chose Jim Jarmusch to orchestrate a dreamy, surreal ballet, following his own rules. Mysterious, elusive Charlotte keeps disappearing, and reappearing. Tangled until creating a form of vertigo, space and time spin beautifully. Into eternity.”

View French Water below:

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