‘Notre Dame On Fire’ – No stone left unturned to ensure film’s authenticity

'Notre Dame On Fire' - No stone left unturned to ensure film’s authenticity
Notre-Dame On Fire still _ courtesy yt

After receiving thunderous acclaim in the global circuit, visionary filmmaker Jean-Jacques Annaud’s ‘Notre Dame On Fire’ now comes to Indian shores. Renowned for spellbinding cinema that always enchants the audience, with his latest project; the Oscar winner was attempting a truly unique feat.

“Notre-Dame On Fire” captures the heartbreaking fire that took place at the Notre-Dame cathedral, and tells the story of many courageous souls who risked everything to douse the deadly flames.

A stickler for perfection, Jean-Jacques Annaud wanted the film to as authentic as possible. This challenge led to the birth of a masterstroke, as the team decided to source clips of the actual fire that people must have recorded.

An exclusive website was set up for the same purpose, and netizens began submitting a barrage of videos that documented the event. The footages were combined and added to the film, giving it a very unique touch of realism.

The efforts of the crew paid off in the end, as multiple reviews praised the film for its realistic flavour and also applauded how it kept viewers at the centre of the action from start to end. Looks like audiences have quite the visual feast to look forward to this June!

PVR Pictures release, “Notre-Dame On Fire”, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, starring Samuel Labarthe, Jean-Paul Bordes and Mickaël Chirinian among others, releasing on the 24th of June 2022.