Bringing the Sense of Smell to the Movie Experience
Under the oppressive heat released by Halley’s Comet, the Parisian population is struck by a virus that kills those who make love without loving each other. Two rival gangs fight to capture the germ of this virus –– the key to creating a vaccine and saving the population.
At the beginning of the program, the audience will be given notebooks containing eight scented cardboard strips matching eight movie scenes. The olfactory creations will interact with the images and sounds to enrich the spectators' experience and truly engage all their senses. Stick around after the screening: Le Journal d’un Anosmique will provide olfactory descriptions of the fragrances offered throughout the film.
Screening commissioned to Journal d’un Anosmique by the French Embassy and the Brooklyn Public Library. Le Journal d’un Anosmique (someone suffering from anosmia, or loss of the sense of smell) is a publisher of books and objects dedicated to the olfactory world. Weaving links between artists, craftsmen and perfumers, it develops creative experiences where art and olfaction dialogue. More info.
Fragrances developed by Nathalie Benareau and Alexandra Carlin, French perfumers at the creative company Symrise.
Film directed by – Leos Carax
(1986 | 116 min).
Screening time and location: Dweck Auditorium | 1:00AM to 3:30AM