The National Gallery is collaborating with the London Film School on 'Transcriptions: LFS Shorts', an innovative new project which involves second term students producing short 3-4 minute films inspired by the Gallery’s collection as part of their course.

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From the film-maker:


I loved the colours - the oranges and reds - and the idea of the relationship between the two women. I used an orange and red colour palette in my film, with little touches of green and white. For the colours of the walls and the actresses' hair, orange back-lights make the red hair stand out and create an orange halo around the girls. I recreated the painting entirely in one scene. I have one actress brushing the other's hair in the same position as in the painting. I tried to mimic what was on the table in the painting and the general mood. I wanted to suggest the late 19th century but I also used some modern props. I concentrated on a theme of obsession and servitude muddled with love and fetishism; also the idea that you can live your life vicariously through an obsession with somebody else.


Alexandra McGuiness


A piece inspired by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, Combing the Hair ('La Coiffure'), about 1896

Me and How I Got Here
MovieMe and How I Got Here
Alexandru Grigoras
The Beginning Is Nigh
MovieThe Beginning Is Nigh
Rupert Van Den Broek
And the Kid
MovieAnd the Kid
Zaklin Lentzou
The Traveller
MovieThe Traveller
Welf Lindner
The Shadow
MovieThe Shadow
Joanna Bence
Selves Portrait
MovieSelves Portrait
Daniel Chaytor
Alexandra McGuiness
Connie Pui Kwan Wong
Not in July
MovieNot in July
Mónica Bravo
A Portrait of you
MovieA Portrait of you
Pierre-Alain Giraud
A Ruthless Canvas
MovieA Ruthless Canvas
Javier Correa