Genre : Thriller Historique
Stade : Financement
Dates de tournage : printemps 2023
Lieux de tournage : Jersey, France
- Vanessa Filho
- Jonathan Socrates
- Mirror Productions (Royaume-Uni)
- Giles Foreman Films
- Fulldawa Production
- Vanessa Paradis
- Nina Hoss
L’histoire vraie des deux artistes surréalistes françaises Claude Cahun et Marcel Moore (de leurs vrais noms Lucy Schwob et Suzanne Malherbe) qui menèrent la résistance contre l’occupant nazi sur l’île de Jersey durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale.
In english dans la texte
Trespassers is the extraordinary true story of French surrealist artists Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore’s campaign of resistance against the Nazi Occupation of Jersey. A tense thriller set against the backdrop of war, charting the incredible bravery of two women who used art as a political weapon.
The story of Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe is not only an extraordinary love story and tale of resistance. It is a story of a fight that continues to this day. Taking pseudonyms as creators was not simply a masculine disguise to enable Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, respectively, to trade in the male-dominated avant-garde surrealist circles presided over by men such as André Breton and Man Ray. These were battle names to reclaim gender as a choice and to abolish the persistent shame that surrounds difference. Their photography and writings provoked the 1930’s Surrealist movement in Paris, landed them a death sentence under Nazi Occupation and documented the long road to recovery of personal freedoms in the years following liberation. It was only in the 1980s that Claude and Marcel’s work was rediscovered and it continues to electrify the art world. Madonna, whose own work has challenged the limits of gender, was one of the first to shed light on their revolutionary work by buying and displaying the couples’ photography at home. Trespassers is a film tribute to Claude and Marcel’s efforts to uphold liberty at risk of death. It reminds us that the women’s resistance of cultural occupation and oppression has helped to usher in the world of tomorrow – which we continue to shape.