Jean-Julien Pous: Seeking You

Jean-Julien Pous’ latest short film, “Seeking You,” is a poetically ambiguous ode to sensuality, seduction and, ultimately, the cacophonous beauty of Hong Kong. Its hybrid imagery dances between the figurative and abstract, pulling the viewer into a vortex of sensory overload inspired by the film’s subject matter.

On the official movie site, Pous does a great job sharing his production process and the inspiration for the film’s look and feel, which includes Japanese Studio 4°C’s “Mindgame” and Satoshi Kon’s Tokyo Godfathers.

“Seeking You” was created while Pous studied at the Vancouver Film School. You may have also seen Pous’ previous effort, Switch, an existential short co-created with Pierre Prinzbach while they attended Supinfocom in France. Pous currently lives in Hong Kong.

Watch “Seeking You” | “Seeking You” Official Site | Jean-Julien Pous’ Website

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16 Comments

poolparty

heavy wong kar-wai influence. still enjoyable.

Lilian

That staircase in the rain…’In The Mood For Love…’

royalcolornetwork

Great piece. Pacing and edit is fantastic.

Ryan

Some good sections in that short. I was a little surprised how long that credit list turned out to be.

Ana Cunha

In VFS we have mandatory credits, in which we have to mention all the VFS teachers and staffs… it’s not really a choice, which sucks!

Jacob Ireland

Amazing, I love seeing short films like this. More people should being embracing this style of film making.

boombaye

the end scene reminds me of the album cover/concept for bizarre ride to the pharcyde.

todd aktia

justin –

Do studio4c a favor and not link to bootlegged uploads of their films.

Part of the reason Mindgame has never seen the light of day is specifically because of stuff like this.

I doubt they appreciate it.

-T

justin

Duly noted. I updated the link to what I think is the official trailer. Kinda hard to tell.

I didn’t realize there was a DVD version available. Can it actually be purchased in the States?

todd akita

Official site is here:
http://mindgame.jp/

Yes, amazon japan will ship to the US. You will need a region-free DVD player which are quite cheap nowadays.

But to really appreciate such things they have to be seen on film. There’s so much detail in there, it’s about the same difference as seeing works of art in a musuem versus seeing it in reproduction.

That said the boxset is quite a wealth of material, as it comes with all the storyboards for the whole film.

todd akita

…and by “light of day” I mean light of day *in the states*

-T

najork

todd-

What would be the proper way to encourage studio4c?

I can’t buy a DVD they won’t release.

zeniamai

“…flash eating animal, she feasted on my sleepness nights” Bravo…

DanielBohrer

Great work, man! It came through just as I expected!
amazing indeed, I’m proud of knowing you.
cheers!

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