“Your secret” is a movie about you.
The director of this short film, Jean-Sébastien Monzani -(jsmonzani.com – all rights reserved) says that this “short movie evokes a complicity between the spectator and the narrator. Something cheerful, something mysterious, something simple, something that hopefully maybe brightens your day.
Monzani said that this work is different that his other works, and asked for feedback. With that in mind, we copied some of the reactions from viewers that were posted on YouTube. Some of the comments from YouTube follow:
“I appreciate the attempt this video makes, and stylistically it’s interesting, but it falls apart in the end
The tone of the narrator begins sincere but quickly turns snarky, overly familiar, and finally pompous. Encouraging people to find small, personal beauties is a nice, if unoriginal sentiment. To suddenly and forcefully include yourself in that private beauty comes off as arrogant and invasive, and dilutes the power of the exercise, making it about the narrator more than the viewer.”
Thank you very much for the feedback, I quite appreciate it. My goal was to make something simple and really not about “me” (i.e. the narrator). Actually, none of what the narrator says is my personal experience, it’s of course all fictional. The end sentence is more of a joke/lie as everybody knows that the narrator can’t relate to you since it’s just a movie. But sometimes, pretending to believe in a lie is a way to think differently about reality.