The film ‘The Proposal’ was screened exclusively online on February 3, 2015. The film shows three moving love stories-three couples experienced three unexpected confessions under the witness of romantic Paris. British director Sean Ellis * inspired and created freely in this director’s work. His short films Cashback and Metro Manilla were nominated for the 2006 Academy Awards and the 2013 Sundance Film Festival respectively.
‘The Proposal’ is directed by Sean Ellis and written by French playwright Oliver Lecot. It depicts three Paris love stories. Whether at the Rodin Museum, the concert hall elevator, or the Paris airport, Cartier Jewelry brings a surprise to the hero. In the film, ingenious plots such as hide-and-seek and misunderstanding are specially designed, and the original romance is reproduced in three staggered confession stories.
The Proposal poster
In the first story, a pair of two little lovers start a tracking game in the garden of Rodin Museum, and the end point of the game is set at the foot of the famous ‘Thinker’ statue. The heroine is played by new-generation actor Christa Theret, who is best known for her role in ‘LOL’ by Liza Azuelos.
The second story tells about the misses of the male and female masters again and again. The protagonist chases the lovers in the elevator at the Paris Concert Hall, but the elevator door is closed again and again, making them missed. The French-Irish actor Oisin Stack (who starred in David Bobée’s Hamlet) and the actress Ana Girardo (who starred in Fabrice Gobert’s Simon Werner a disparu) starred.
The final story is full of unexpected twists and turns: After a series of vignettes such as losing a passport, the husband solemnly proposes to his wife again. The couple’s actors are Nicolas Bridet (who has appeared in Giles Legrand’s ‘Tu seras mon fils’) and Anne Charrier (who has appeared in Guy Mazarguil’s ‘L’ Art de séduire ‘).
In these three moving confession stories, Cartier interprets the spirit of romanticism with gorgeous jewelry boxes, intoxicating halo and brilliant diamonds, showing the elegance and feelings of Paris.
* SEAN ELLIS
Sean Ellis was a photographer before becoming a director. He represented the United Kingdom in the 2014 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film with the film ‘Lost Manila’. He has worked for magazines such as I-D, The face, Dazed and Confused, Numéro, and Vogue since the 1990s.
He then began filmmaking and completed two short films: Left Turn (psychological thriller) in 2001 and Cashback (2004), the latter of which was shortlisted for the Oscars. Since then, he directed another feature film in 2006.