Axèle is a photographer, Camille is a writer. They have not met before, but will do so as recipients of a year-long residency at the Villa Medici in Rome. Nobody will emerge unscathed by this year spent at the Villa Medici, where both body and soul find liberation.
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2,5 Bizarre movie about the process of creation (Axèle is Camille who is the director Caroline Deruas) and the necessity for the artist to sublimate himself through his own work. Writing a book or making a photo is similar to dreaming in Deruas' first feature. Her biggest fault: the excessive symbolism.