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Thursday, 15 March 2012

Ann Demeulemeester - Michael C. Pitt: In the Desert Sun The Brooding Actor Directs a Dreamy Short For the Selfridges Film Project

Michael C. Pitt: In the Desert Sun on Nowness.com.

Amidst billowing Ann Demeulemeester fabrics, ballet dancer-turned-model Jamie Bochert stalks mercurially through the sand dunes of the Moroccan desert in boyfriend Michael C. Pitt’s directorial debut, In the Desert Sun. The film sets the dark-eyed, defined beauty of Bochert—who has graced the runway for Missoni, Gaultier, Givenchy and Rodarte—against a haunting guitar-heavy soundtrack. Most recently starring in HBO’s critically acclaimed Boardwalk Empire, Pitt made a name for himself in emotionally charged roles for indie stalwarts Gus Van Sant, Larry Clark, Michael Haneke and Asia Argento. Commissioned to celebrate the opening of the Womens Designer Galleries at London department store Selfridges, In the Desert Sun is part of a series of seven unique films by different directors invoking the essence of designers including Dries Van Noten, Gareth Pugh and Rick Owens to be screened in a site-specific installation by artist Simon Costin at the Old Selfridges Hotel. “In their own way, the films are wonderfully idiosyncratic representations of the designers they are representing,” explains the project's curator, Emma Reeves. Each short explores the idea of a strong female character, with Demeulemeester choosing to work with Bochert and her partner Pitt. “The project is not about clothes, it’s about character,” says Selfridges’ Creative Director Alannah Weston. “We wanted each designer to freely express their vision of a woman whom they found captivating and inspiring.” The Film Project is at The Old Selfridges Hotel, London until March 25th, for more information see here.

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