“Little Jewel,” the second film by Catherine Corman based on the work of novelist Patrick Modiano, has been long-listed for this year’s Academy Awards in the Live Action Short Film category.
Corman, the daughter of legendary Hollywood independent film producer and director Roger Corman, sat down with Cherry the Geek TV to discuss the making of the film, the Modiano novel on which it is based, and growing up as the daughter of Roger Corman, who also stars in the film as a revolutionary poet.
You can watch the full interview here:
Filmed on Super 8, “Little Jewel” is an enigmatic, lyrical film shot in the streets and borrowed rooms of downtown Los Angeles. Adapted from the work of Nobel Laureate Patrick Modiano, a novel set in mid-century Paris, it has been transposed to present day Los Angeles, while keeping a timeless, poetic quality echoing the dream-like world of the post-war Left Bank. “Little Jewel” conjures a powerful, impactful moment in time while embracing its Super 8 format to transport the audience in time and place. “Little Jewel” offers both unique cinematic and literary pedigrees, all within 18fps.
The film will be able to stream on the New Yorker website in January.