Two Girls Gone Dancing Elles allaient danser

by Laïs Decaster

France
2021
30 min
French OV
Short film
Fiction
Color
DCP

Laïs Decaster will be attending

In competition 2021

Official synopsis

Paris in the middle of August. While looking for a place to dance, Janna and Aurea, two girls in their early twenties, get lost. Their nocturnal wandering in the deserted city leads them to show what they are made of.

The programmer’s eye

“Elles allaient danser” has the grace and false lightness of summer movies, a perfect season for tales of carefree strolls. Using the search of a place to dance as a pretext, Laïs Decaster films the nocturnal and existential stroll of two suburban young women on the banks of the Seine. The latter stand as a unity of time and place that is conducive to nocturnal confessions and the unveiling of who the girls and strangers they meet are. This aerial film brilliantly captures the questions of contemporary youth, and reveals two amazing actresses in the making, Auréa Decaster and her friend Janna Arouci. — Mélissa Blanco

Biography and Filmography

Laïs Decaster grew up in Argenteuil. At 18, she entered Paris 8 University to study cinema. She shot her first images which, five years later, made up the material of her first film. For several years, she filmed her friends in the Parisian suburbs. Following her Master's Degree in Directing in 2018, she directed the documentary “J’suis pas malheureuse”, a chronicle of her early years, a portrait of a group of girls, under the direction of Claire Simon. In September 2018, she continued her studies at la Fémis in the distribution-exploitation section. She surrounded herself with several friends in image, sound and production, thus forming the team for her next film. That’s how she shot her second short film, “Elles allaient danser”, in which her sister Auréa Decaster and her friend Janna Arouci both star.

2021 - ELLES ALLAIENT DANSER (Short) - Laïs Decaster - Director
2019 - J’SUIS PAS MALHEUREUSE (Short) - Laïs Decaster - Director, Screenwriter

Laïs Decaster

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de Laïs Decaster

Laïs Decaster grew up in Argenteuil. At 18, she entered Paris 8 University to study cinema. She shot her first images which, five years later, made up the material of her first film. For several years, she filmed her friends in the Parisian suburbs. Following her Master's Degree in Directing in 2018, she directed the documentary “J’suis pas malheureuse”, a chronicle of her early years, a portrait of a group of girls, under the direction of Claire Simon. In September 2018, she continued her studies at la Fémis in the distribution-exploitation section. She surrounded herself with several friends in image, sound and production, thus forming the team for her next film. That’s how she shot her second short film, “Elles allaient danser”, in which her sister Auréa Decaster and her friend Janna Arouci both star.

2021 - ELLES ALLAIENT DANSER (Short) - Laïs Decaster - Director
2019 - J’SUIS PAS MALHEUREUSE (Short) - Laïs Decaster - Director, Screenwriter