Fragrant Light

Fragrant Light

| 9 min

His many photographic explorations in Hong Kong and Shanghai have led Serge Clément to combine the Chinese metropolises, first in a book titled Fragrant Light, and now in this animated version for the National Film Board of Canada. This fragrant light in a revolving diamond-shaped bottle takes us through space and time, over a reinvented urban landscape where Hong Kong shows the way to Shanghai, while the photographer's inner city gives us a glimpse of the 21st century metropolises. But this is not history, it's a story where light and shadows fight for territory on shifting battlefields, his and ours. Film without words.

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  • director
    Serge Clément
  • photographer
    Serge Clément
  • editing
    Fernand Bélanger
  • music
    Jean Derome
  • voice
    Lee Pui Ming
  • digital imaging specialist
    Pierre Plouffe
  • music recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Sylvain Cajelais
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • producer
    Marcel Jean