The Last Dance
Director of Photography
John Lewys as Martin
Madeleine Lagreco as Emma
A simple premise: To tell the story of a little girl… Through her father’s eyes. I wanted to show the life’s turning point of an emotional character such as Martin, and from his emotions, create a world filled with atmospheres capable of immersing the audience into a river of memories and nostalgia.
While listening to the main song (Love me tender by Elvis Presley), I took inspiration in themes such as melancholy, nostalgia, beauty and love. After introducing Emma and deconstructing these feelings, it was natural for me to connect with the characters (Emma and Martin) and develop a story based on their interaction.
Due a production design that portrays the inner worlds of the characters, light games that set the tone of their internal disarray, and the magnificent performances of the actors; an abstract and magical atmosphere was created, allowing for the audience to connect and interpret the story in their own personal way.