For this film, I decided to explore relationships in reaction to the questions I ask myself and those I hear from others around me. I wanted to work on the choices we make and the importance we give to personal matters in our lives. While we may pretend that love is a minor topic, it can come up in just about any conversation. I decided to go and meet people from very different walks of life and bring them together in a film, almost in a single voice: a rational lover; a passionate lover; a traditional couple who finally become open late in life; a man who revels in affairs… The one in the many and the many in the one. Sometimes the most specific can be the most universal, and my attempt here is that we may question, and perhaps delve into ourselves, accompanied by images that move between the deeply personal and the more broadly metaphorical.
The intended approach is poetic, but not romantic. A certain level of beauty is maintained throughout, but the poetry in « Fragments of Love » also digs into the darkness of feelings. It speaks, of course, of love but also about loss and death.
I decided to film in Argentina, not from any ethnographic desire, but striving for timelessness and universality. Argentina’s culture is close to European culture, but at the same time, being in a country I did not know would give me an unfiltered outlook on my surroundings and the people I would meet. The varied and evocative landscapes in which I kept finding myself are probably also contributing to support the introspective journey on which I endeavor to take the viewer.
“Fragments of love” is Estelle Fromentin’s first film. In 2007, a project about New Orleans jazz musicians immerged Estelle in the documentary medium. She went on to study film at the University of New Orleans, while working on various productions. She spent a year in Argentina developing and filming “Fragments of love.” She currently lives and works in Paris.
Info and team:
Filmed in Argentina, in Buenos Aires, Humahuaca, Bariloche area
With the participation of
A man from Buenos Aires
Editing: Estelle Fromentin
with Quentin Cavellier and Magali Baza
participation of Agustina Guiraud
Sound editing: Camille Trudeau-Rivest, Eric Lesachet
participation of Johann Zyla
Mixing: Eric Lesachet
YELLOW CAB Studio
Color correction: Nicolas Orieux
Music : Magic Malik
Film in Spanish. Subtitles available in French and English,
thanks to the collaboration of Alice Fournier and Magali Baza.