Rayon de Soleil

The film is set In the 12th century French wilderness, a woman awaits with her child for her husband to return from the crusades. While exploring the way people back then lived in relation to nature, this historical drama favours the use of allegory to address contemporary concerns such as rreligious fanaticism, post-traumatic stress disorder and family alienation.

Together with the director and D.O.P. I developed a visual concept that would help create a consistent mood for the fim and story. From the basis of this concept we choose locations, designed clothing and props, made a colour pallet and a set dressing plan. I used design metaphors to emphasise the mental state of the characters and their relation towards each other, their environment and religion.