LA FABRIQUE AT CANNES – Jiji Gayaneh, “My favorite fabric”

Representing the venus of Willendorf

(part of a multi-article series about the 2014 Fabrique des Cinémas program at the Cannes Festival) THE PITCH: "My favorite fabric" is a portrait of a woman named Nahla, a sort of Venus of Willendorf. Hers is a beauty that falls outside society's conventions. Why the Venus of Willendorf ? What sort of symbolism do you attach to her? The Willendorf Venus is a prehistorical statue ... more >