FLAMES

by Josephine Decker, Zefrey Throwell
FLAMES

Informations

Nation: USA

Year: 2017

Length: 86'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Zefrey Throwell and Josephine Decker fall in love with overwhelming intensity and force. The two artists decide to film their relationship, a kind of therapy which will lead them to also relive their most painful moments. When love ends, it seems natural that the filming should end, too, but the two former lovers decide to continue, discovering much about their rapport and about themselves.

Director

Josephine Decker

Josephine Decker

Josephine Decker (London, UK, 1981) was nominated by “Filmmaker Magazine” as one of the twenty-five most promising independent filmmakers, and was celebrated in the prestigious magazine “New Yorker.” She made her entrance in the international film festival scene at the 2014 Berlinale in the Forum Section, presenting her two feature films Butter on the Latch and Thou Wast Mild and Lovely. In 2014, Torino Film Festival presented all her works during an homage included in Onde section program. At the Fstival she has been also part of the jury of Official Competition in 2015 and in 2017 she presented Flames, codirected with Zefrey Throwell.

Filmography:
Naked Princeton (cm, 2005), Bi the Way (doc., 2008), Where Are You Going, Elena? (cm, 2009), Squeezebox (cm, doc., 2010), Me the Terrible (cm, 2012), Butter on the Latch (2013), Thou Wast Mild and Lovely (2014).



Zefrey Throwell, Josephine Decker:
Madonna Mia Violenta (cm, 2011), Flames (2017).


Zefrey Throwell

Zefrey Throwell

Zefrey Throwell (USA) is a NYC based artist who uses the mediums of film, performance, photography and painting to orchestrate his inquisitive perspective. His projects have been featured in “The New York Time,” CNN, NPR, NBC, “Artforum,” “Art in America,” Artinfo and “Modern Painters.” He has work in the MoMA and other major collections. He is currently directing three feature films and organizing the longest choir in history.

Filmography:
Zefrey Throwell, Josephine Decker:
Madonna Mia Violenta (cm, 2011), Flames (2017).

Cast and Credits

regia/directors
Zefrey Throwell, Josephine Decker
fotografia/cinematography
Ashley Connor
montaggio, musica/film editing, music
Zefrey Throwell
scenografia, costumi/production design, costume design
Artemis Shaw, Anna Oliver, Danielle Brustman, CJ Dockery
suono/sound
Klas Wikberg
interpreti/cast
Josephine Decker, Zefrey Throwell, Hollis Wotherspoon, Nora Ash, Nadja Frank, Jomar Statkun, AJ Aramian, Parker Leventer, Matthew Levy, Sophie Traub, Kaedon Gray
produttore/producer
Michael Melamedoff


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contatti/contacts
Josephine Decker
josephine.decker@gmail.com

Zefrey Throwell
zefrey@gmail.com

Director statement

“With full hearts, we set about creating a film about a couple that was genuinely in love. The camera would not cut away. The tears would be real. The fights genuine. The kisses deep and the orgasms rippling. […] In the blush of first love, the critic is an unwelcome guest and we certainly learned this as our relationship crumbled. Whereas most films would end on this note, we continued to film for five long years and uncovered even deeper revelations about who we were as ex-lovers and, more importantly, as people.” 

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Zefrey Throwell and Josephine Decker fall in love with overwhelming intensity and force. The two artists decide to film their relationship, a kind of therapy which will lead them to also relive their most painful moments. When love ends, it seems natural that the filming should end, too, but the two former lovers decide to continue, discovering much about their rapport and about themselves.

Director All about direction

Josephine Decker

Josephine Decker

Josephine Decker (London, UK, 1981) was nominated by “Filmmaker Magazine” as one of the twenty-five most promising independent filmmakers, and was celebrated in the prestigious magazine “New Yorker.” She made her entrance in the international film festival scene at the 2014 Berlinale in the Forum Section, presenting her two feature films Butter on the Latch and Thou Wast Mild and Lovely. In 2014, Torino Film Festival presented all her works during an homage included in Onde section program. At the Fstival she has been also part of the jury of Official Competition in 2015 and in 2017 she presented Flames, codirected with Zefrey Throwell.

Filmography:
Naked Princeton (cm, 2005), Bi the Way (doc., 2008), Where Are You Going, Elena? (cm, 2009), Squeezebox (cm, doc., 2010), Me the Terrible (cm, 2012), Butter on the Latch (2013), Thou Wast Mild and Lovely (2014).



Zefrey Throwell, Josephine Decker:
Madonna Mia Violenta (cm, 2011), Flames (2017).


Zefrey Throwell

Zefrey Throwell

Zefrey Throwell (USA) is a NYC based artist who uses the mediums of film, performance, photography and painting to orchestrate his inquisitive perspective. His projects have been featured in “The New York Time,” CNN, NPR, NBC, “Artforum,” “Art in America,” Artinfo and “Modern Painters.” He has work in the MoMA and other major collections. He is currently directing three feature films and organizing the longest choir in history.

Filmography:
Zefrey Throwell, Josephine Decker:
Madonna Mia Violenta (cm, 2011), Flames (2017).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/directors
Zefrey Throwell, Josephine Decker
fotografia/cinematography
Ashley Connor
montaggio, musica/film editing, music
Zefrey Throwell
scenografia, costumi/production design, costume design
Artemis Shaw, Anna Oliver, Danielle Brustman, CJ Dockery
suono/sound
Klas Wikberg
interpreti/cast
Josephine Decker, Zefrey Throwell, Hollis Wotherspoon, Nora Ash, Nadja Frank, Jomar Statkun, AJ Aramian, Parker Leventer, Matthew Levy, Sophie Traub, Kaedon Gray
produttore/producer
Michael Melamedoff


**
contatti/contacts
Josephine Decker
josephine.decker@gmail.com

Zefrey Throwell
zefrey@gmail.com

Director statement Read more

“With full hearts, we set about creating a film about a couple that was genuinely in love. The camera would not cut away. The tears would be real. The fights genuine. The kisses deep and the orgasms rippling. […] In the blush of first love, the critic is an unwelcome guest and we certainly learned this as our relationship crumbled. Whereas most films would end on this note, we continued to film for five long years and uncovered even deeper revelations about who we were as ex-lovers and, more importantly, as people.”