Julia Tarissan

RAV3N - Film - 08min - 2023

présenté dans le cadre de l'exposition Panorama 25


RAV3N is a short fiction film conceived as a dark tale for adults. The atmosphere is dark, hope is no longer part of the picture. And this universe is felt even in the images, which are dense with black and are in keeping with a very graphic filmography.

We see a city built on a dump where everything is rotten, mouldy. Raven, a raven-woman, woman lives here, away from the social group. She was raped as a child by the chief of the kings, who happens to be her uncle. Since then, the sun has never risen again, having grown weary with the actions of humans. Raven recounts the last hours of her life in an honest, cold, hopeless vision of existence, but with great curiosity about death, its aftermath.

Her strength and resilience lead her to the Counsellor Tree, a fantastic being who accompanies her as she prepares to breathe her last.

Julia Tarissan

Born in 1995 in Oursbelille, a village in the Hautes-Pyrénées, Julia Tarissan lives and works in Paris. She is a graduate of the École nationale supérieure d'arts de Paris-Cergy and is studying at Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains. Julia is developing a self-taught practice of film-making in which she mixes mediums, bringing her work to life through a dense aesthetic. The adventures of naïve characters are a medium for addressing the themes of everyday life with a sense of absurdity and fatality. In her screenwriting she focuses on the development of fantastic stories inspired by current social realities where complex and marginal characters come to life in a deliberately disturbing atmosphere.

In 2022, she directed the short film ST4R, presented at the DOC (Paris) and at the Sacho festival ; in 2018, the short film Papa Nos Dijo, produced by Landia in Buenos Aires, was selected for the "Si Cinéma" festival in Caen. Tarissan also makes music videos and has won four CNC pre-production grants for "Video-music" projects (Timothée Joly, Lachinos, Cate Hortl, Miel de Montagne). In 2019 she made a video clip for the musical group Feu ! Chatterton, together with Sophie Calle, as well as a cartoon for older children for Sandra Loves Guns, which won an award at the MINT Festival.


Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing — Kokoro production