Extract from 'As True As Troilus'
A 20 minute Super 8/16mm black&white film by Jayne Amara Ross
Original soundtrack by FareWell Poetry
AVAILABLE ON DVD:
'Hoping For The Invisible To Ignite'
LP+DVD (limited edition) / CD+DVD / DL
September 2011 on Gizeh records
TO BUY: gizehstore.com/products/11388
CAST & CREW
Written, directed & edited by Jayne Amara Ross
With Cassandre Manet, Nicol & Laurent Evuort
Cinematography: Jayne Amara Ross
Assistant director: Frédéric D. Oberland
Lighting technician: Guillaume Mazloum
The film takes its title and mythology from Chaucer’s important 14th century poem ‘Troilus and Criseyde’, a retelling of a ‘faux’ Greek myth with Medieval origins, in which the main protagonist Troilus falls in love with Trojan Cressida who finally deceives and leaves him for the Greek soldier Diomedes. The narrator of ‘As True As Troilus’ (just as Chaucer’s narrator) uses this myth to explore his own romantic mythology, using the characters and their situation to recount his own plight, illustrating the destruction of his own failed relationship with tableaux from the Trojan tale.
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