1622

The Movie

The movie "1622, The strenght of love - Francis de Sales

Here is a biographical film: it traces the life of François de Sales, who lived in the 17th century. However, it is not merely a reflection of the past; it offers markers that express values, spirituality, and perhaps even biases born of the present time!

The embodiment of François de Sales is portrayed by a character wearing broad garments and a black hat, navigating through symbolic landmarks that also include archival images: statues and paintings.

The film incorporates a few sound and written quotes from the author, the accumulation of archival images, and wide shots of the region where François de Sales lived. It features two voice-overs, one of a narrator and the other delivering the words of François de Sales, responding and dialoguing with sequences of documentary interviews.

This medium-length film (52 minutes) is decidedly geared towards pedagogy rather than spectacle, although its aesthetics exude a polished finish.

Of course, in this film, we get a reflection of what François de Sales saw and felt. The contemplation of nature, the patient and non-violent struggle to find a harmonious life, is peaceful despite the upheavals of every moment!

We are invited to transition from 1622, the year of François de Sales’ death, to the present day. To move from François de Sales to Saint François de Sales, and to the relevance of his thought today.

 

DIRECTOR

Sébastien GARAGNON

 

PRODUCED BY

L’association de diffusion Salésienne

with the support of the Rochemarin Association

and the International Commission for Salesian Studies

 

WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF

Julien COPPIER

Sister Léonie-Fifamé DJANGUE

Father Thierry MOLLARD

Bernard BELOEIL

 

ILLUSTRATION

Bénédicte RABOURDIN

 

SCRIPT

Anaïs LEGROS

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY, DRONE OPERATIONS, EDITING, COLOR GRADING, MIXING

Sébastien GARAGNON

 

VOICEOVER

Marie BARBIERI

 

FRANCIS DE SALES QUOTE

Raphaël GARAGNON

 

ORIGINAL MUSIC BY

Medeuphony

 

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1622 – 2022
Historian Jean Delumeau believed that each anniversary of an important date was marked by the investment of our concerns and ideals