4 X D
By Philippe Labro
In 1964, on the request of UniFrance, writer and director Philippe Labro filmed four young actresses – Mireille Darc, Marie Dubois, Catherine Deneuve, and Françoise Dorléac – in order to promote these young talents around the world. He took a free approach to the project, trying to capture the personality of each one, while also providing a vision of Paris as the quintessential backdrop of French cinema.
The resulting black-and-white short film, entitled 4 X D, was presented at several festivals of French cinema around the world. In 2014, Philippe Labro chanced upon the reels of 4 X D, which was thought to have been lost. Thierry Frémaux presented it as a surprise screening at the Lumière Festival, and UniFrance rediscovered this treasure.
Director : Philippe Labro
Assistant director : Maurice Frydland
Operator assistant : William Lubtchansky
Editing : Jean-Claude Lubtchansky
Photography : Willy Kurant (Laboratoire GTC Joinville)
Music : Vox
Copyright : UniFrance
Black and white short film
Running time: 12’
Language : French with english subtitles