“The film Les Bosquets brings the audience in a place where art and the power of image interweave. Based on the story of Ladj Ly and the performance of the ballet Les Bosquets of New York City Ballet (2014) inspired by the riots in the French suburbs in 2005, JR reveals its experience in the ghetto of Montfermeil where he created his first project, “Portrait of a Generation“. This film is a continuation of this 10 years project, for which he uses various means of expression and narration : video archives, choreography and testimony. This short film will be presented exclusively in galleries and museum shows.“
The world premiere will be held at this year's Tribeca FIlm Festival later this month. The original score was done by Woodkid, Pharrell, Hans Zimmer and Ben Wallfisch.