Christophe Honoré (La belle personne, Les bien-aimés) has said he wanted to bring an ode to the cultural heritage of Greece at a time when that country is getting only bad publicity. His virtuoso adaptation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses consists of a series of stories-in-stories in which the fickle gods in contemporary France turn up to amuse themselves with mortals.
In a triptych, we follow Europa, a French school student from a North African background, in her meetings with Jupiter, Bacchus and Orpheus. An initiation into a world as wild, mysterious and elevated as the elemental power that drives her: love. Métamorphoses is inspired storytelling full of visual innovation, brought to life by a stunning young cast. In his transformation of the classic Greek myths into a contemporary epic on universal themes such as love, jealousy, faith and imagination, Honoré proves to be a true heir to the Roman poet.

Filmmaker
Christophe Honoré
Country
France
Year
2014
Medium
DCP
Length
102’
Language
French
Producer
Philippe Martin
Production Company
Les Films Pelléas
Sales
MK2
Writer
Christophe Honoré
Cinematography
Andre Chemetoff
Editor
Chantal Hymans
Production Design
Samuel Deshors
Sound Design
Guillaume Le Braz, Valérie Deloof, Cyril Holtz
Cast
George Babluani, Amira Akili
Website
http://remaininlight.be/#/nl/metamorphoses