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The Angelus case, the fascination of Dalí

Charansonnet reveals an unknown facet of the genius painter from Empordà, mixing intrigue with a refined surrealist comedy.

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"THE ANGELUS CASE, the fascination of Dalí" is a feature film directed by the actor and director from Empordà Joan Frank Charansonnet.Filming ended last June 2022, so, yes: the film is completely shot. At the moment we need your help and cultural solidarity to be able to finish the post-production of the film.The first characteristic feature of this campaign is to release the first unpublished images of the film as a "trailer" exclusively on the Verkami page.

Fotograma "El cas Àngelus"
Fotograma "El cas Àngelus"

The film addresses the fascination Dalí always felt for Millet's painting L'Angelus, which motivated him to write a treatise entitled "The Tragic Myth of the Angelus". This was published in France by the publisher Jean-Jacques Pauvert in 1963.

Starting from this suggestive premise, he delves deeper into the enigmatic figure of the painter through the research he himself did for years on the genesis of the famous canvas.

Fotograma "El cas Àngelus"
Fotograma "El cas Àngelus"

Synopsis

During the preparation of a surprise birthday party for a good friend - a 'happening' with swans, ballerinas and music by Rimsky Korsakov-, Salvador Dalí receives a visit from a journalist who wants to interview him following one of the episodes most mysterious and intriguing of his life: the sudden reappearance of a treatise that the painter had written more than 20 years ago and that was lost during his escape due to the Nazi invasion of France.

Not forgetting the eccentricities of the genius painter, through a refined surrealist comedy, and surrounded by beautiful images of nature, architecture, luxury and high society, the film relates in an agile stile the fascination of the genius for a painting that hides a dramatic secret that he already suspected in his youth.

Thus, the film discovers a literary, investigative, visionary and elegant Dalí as the author and discoverer of an amazing work: "The Tragic Myth of Millet's Angelus".

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Fotograma "El cas Àngelus, la fascinació de Dalí"

Double exciting challenge

The filmmaker faces the double challenge of portraying the iconic artist from the point of view of interpretation as well as of directing a fiction and intrigue film with a touch of surrealist comedy which has also gained the consent of the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation.

According to Charansonnet “This film makes a dream come true that I've been chasing for years. Putting myself in the shoes of the genius from Emporda is one of the most exciting challenges of my career and at the same time, an honor and a great responsibility in the artistic field. We have also tried to humanize the figure of one of the most universal personalities of our recent history, without forgetting his peculiar eccentricities that made him so authentic and original."

Fotograma "El cas Àngelus"
Fotograma "El cas Àngelus"

Joan Frank Charansonnet (Dalí year 1963) is accompanied in the cast of the film by Montse Alcoverro (Gala year 1963), Ricard Balada (Young Dalí), Esther Nubiola (Young Gala), Eduard Alejandre, Joan Massotkleiner, Sílvia Sabaté, Ramón Godino, Miquel Sitjar, Júlia Creus, Montse Ribadellas, Alain Chipot, Elena Codó, Jaume Montané, Dodi de Miquel, Jordi Pesarrodona, Jordi Reverté, Gal Soler, Jaume Najarro, Elena Antón, Xavi Prat, Marta Font, Dalmau Díaz, Laia Díaz, Sònia Guimerà, Juna and Gala Charansonnet. The production also has the special participation of Núria Hosta and Enrique del Pozo.

Fotograma "El cas Àngelus"
Fotograma "El cas Àngelus"

Charansonnet collaborates in the technical areas with key members of his previous film, "Terra de telers", signing the script with Alba López Manubens and collaborating again with Marcús JGR as composer of the band sound, after his successes with the scores "El ventre del mar", "Terra de telers" and "Uncerta Glòria". In the edition Rubén Vilchez who has also been in charge of the direct sound.

In addition, the crew incorporates a mostly female technical team with director of photography Ona Isart, make-up and hairdressing team of Tina Montón, art direction by Laia Navarro and costume departmenty by Irene Conde.

Fotograma "El cas Àngelus"
Fotograma "El cas Àngelus"

"The Angelus case, the fascination of Dalí" is a production of Patchouli Films (Víctor Perxachs), which has the associated co-production of Vivir Rodando and the participation of veteran Thomas Spieker as associate co-producer.

La Farinera de Sant Lluís, Celler Collbaix, Grup Limousines, Pastisseria Ylla, Pirotècnia Estadella, La Trona Antiques, Cal Valls, Museu del ferrocarril de Catalunya and Fruites Hurtós have sponsored or collaborated in the filming of the film.

The locations where the film has been shot are: the Farinera de Sant Lluís (Pont de Molins), Cadaqués, Vilanova i Geltrú, Puig-Reig, Gironella, Llinars del Vallès, Rajadell and Barcelona. To place the action of the film in these significant places, we have had the support and collaboration of: Figueres City Council, Cadaqués City Council, Pont de Molins City Council, Llinars del Vallès City Council, Puig City Council Reig, Rajadell Town Council, Alt Empordà Regional Council and Girona Provincial Council.

Fotograma "El cas Àngelus"
Fotograma "El cas Àngelus"

About the rewards

We have prepared a series of very attractive rewards for you (most of them with the different names Dalí called his beloved Gala):

Donation rewards will have you appearing on credits , DVD, BLUE-RAY and BSO priority for verkamistes, poster signed by the director, sheets of the Àngelus de Millet painting, select Catalan wines from Celler Collbaix and Molí de Rajadell, invitations and tickets VIP at the official premieres in Barcelona and Madrid.

Larger donnations bring the possibility to attend the official pre-premiere of the film at the Farinera Sant Lluís (Main location of the film - Alt Empordà) and enjoy a typical Empordà dinner in the company of the leading actors (Joan Frank Charansonnet and Montse Alcoverro) characterized by their characters (Salvador and Gala) which includes a chamber music concert under the baton of the prestigious director Jordi Picorelli.

La farinera de Sant Lluís
La farinera de Sant Lluís

Also if you are an entity, council or association you can hire a priority screening with cinema forum with the presence of Joan Frank Charansonnet and other prominent members of the film.

Fotografia rodatge "El cas Àngelus"
Fotografia rodatge "El cas Àngelus"

If you are a company, foundation or private patron, carefully review the great advertising opportunities and special conditions in the last three rewards of the table.

Fotograma "El cas Àngelus"
Fotograma "El cas Àngelus"

About us

Patchouli Films (Víctor Perxachs and Joan Frank Charansonnet) is an independent film production company, we consider ourselves art workers, with passion and humility, we have created, produced and distributed independent cinema which has led us to make five feature fiction films without public subsidies: "Anima", "Patria, The legend of Otger Cataló and the 9 barons of fame", "Doctrina", "Land of looms" and "Lagunas" (Co-production with Creatures of the dark, pending premiere).

The first four titles have been released in commercial cinemas and in the case of "Terra de Telers" also at the Cicle Gaudí and catalan chain TV3.

At the same time, they have toured and been awarded at different Festivals such as: Cannes'17 (Marché du film), Nice Festival, FICCAT, Oriana Awards, Gaudí Awards, Som Cinema, Girona International Film Festival, Nunes International Festival...

What will we use your contributions for?

Although to date we have been able to assimilate the total cost of the filming and part of the edition, at the moment we need 15,000 euros to make it to finishing the post-production of the film, this is our first objective. This capital will be allocated entirely to the different work teams and studios: editing and editing, BSO, color and calibration, animation and visual effects, post production and sound studio, final mixes, laboratories and final copies.

As a second goal we aim to reach 25,000 euros, which would allow the internationalization of the film, translations, subtitles in English, French and Italian. Digitization in the formats required abroad. Shipping and promotion to several international festivals and markets with the aim of getting an international sales agent or distributor.

Fotograma "El cas Àngelus"
Fotograma "El cas Àngelus"

Next calendar milestones

If we achieve the objectives of this Verkami campaign, we will have the final copy of the film at the end of February 2023 (4-month forecast) and the forecast for the delivery of the rewards would be for the official premieres and official release of the film in mid-June 2023 (8-month forecast).

Fotograma "El cas Àngelus"
Fotograma "El cas Àngelus"

+ Info

Midday and evening coverage at main channel TV3 + news channel 3/24
CineEuropa article
"El cinèfil" coverage
Europapress article
“Nació Digital” article
“La Vanguardia” article

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  • Vicens Giralt Bourgat

    Vicens Giralt Bourgat

    about 1 months

    Visca el Cinema Català !, Una abraçada desde Mèxic !

  • Susanna

    Susanna

    about 2 months

    De part de la padrina i la cosineta.

  • Sandra

    Sandra

    about 2 months

    Fet!! esperem que poguem acabar aquest gran projecte!

  • Laura Mas

    Laura Mas

    about 2 months

    Amb moltes ganes de veure el resultat final d'aquest gran projecte. És un veritable plaer fer-ho possible!

  • Patchouli films

    Patchouli films
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    about 2 months

    Moltes gràcies Floren Solà,, Pol Aumedes, Elena Romaní i Mª Àngels Guardiola pel vostre escalf , les vostres paraules i la vostre generosa aportació al projecta.

  • Floren Solà Basas

    Floren Solà Basas

    about 2 months

    I... moltes ganes de veure-la

  • Floren Solà Basas

    Floren Solà Basas

    about 2 months

    Encantada de poder col.laborar en aquest projecte

  • polaumedes

    polaumedes

    about 2 months

    Ganes de veure-la en pantalla!

  • Elena_Romani

    Elena_Romani

    about 2 months

    Ja no m’aguanto per veure-la!!😍

  • M. Angels Guardiola

    M. Angels Guardiola

    about 2 months

    Crec que será una bona historia

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