The professional life sometimes reserves exceptional experiences .... A Woman At War is undoubtedly one of these (maybe a major). The base of the request is already totally atypical: to record musicians (members of the ADHD jazz group), directly on the film set in Iceland's natural scenery .... Why this? Because they are part of the film and have a rather special role in storytelling!
For reasons of climate, visibility, physical constraints ... it's just impossible ... yet the production (Marianne Slot - Carine Leblanc) & Benedikt Erlingsson (the director) gave me confidence and asked me to take up this challenge! Craziness or taste of adventure, I accepted! Sometimes supported or sometimes directed by the excellent soundman François De Morant. A rather unique collaboration!
The musicians have provided an equally incredible material, a creation for the shot very original. A real agreement has been established with them .... hmmm last detail .... except the French production (3 people), François De Morant, the perchman and myself ... all the rest of the team was Icelandic and Ukrainian; it was a real meeting in immersion. An experience that will probably remain unique and worth the effort for almost two months.