As a novelist, actress/screenwriter for François Ozon (Sous le sable, 8 femmes) and director (her harrowing debut Dans ma peau (2002), in which she plays a self-mutilating woman), Marina de Van is fearless, always eager to deal with taboos and expose herself. Mostly home-made and shot under the radar, Ma nudité ne sert à rien is a brave self-portrait of de Van as a forty-something wandering soul, asking herself about her work, body and relationships in the age of dating apps and one-night stands.

As the title suggests, de Van bares everything, but her nudity is more mysterious than indecent: it’s the main special effect in a very moving, obsessive film that blurs fiction and documentary. Let’s contradict the artist and say that her nudity means something. It’s a mask for her, and a mirror for her own fears and fantasies regarding love, lust and connecting with people.

International title
My Nudity Means Nothing
Filmmaker
Marina de Van
Premiere
World premiere
Country
France
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
85’
Language
French
Producer
Jean-Luc Ormières
Production Company
Just Sayin' Films
Sales
Just Sayin' Films
Writer
Marina de Van
Cinematography
Vincent Mathias, Romain Lebonniec
Editor
Mike Fromentin
Sound Design
Jérôme Aghion, Stéphane Thiebaut
Music
Florencia Di Concilio, Hit'n Run
Cast
Marina de Van, Juliana de Van, Rachel Arditi, Serge Chojnowski