A FILM BY JEAN-BAPTISTE MONDINO
He digs deep to find his inner animal. Recapture it and lay himself bare.
Be one with nature,
An appeased “sauvage”, freed from his own chains.
It’s a rite of passage in response to a vital instinct.
To leave the urban rage and the shallow cities behind.
And drive toward the desert, trusting the road to take him there.
Joshua Tree, mystic land, is there to teach him how to live again.
A flat, wide and powerful landscape. Where he encounters a surreal beast. Where the “Sauvage” shaman knows that each image is a message.
He leaves in the night, and travels all day, As the inky blue sky of dusk comes to free him.
Bury the talismans, drop the masks;
He marks his trail with a sacred Cairn to show the end of artifice.
The ceremony of a metamorphosis.
“Out of my head, into my heart”
The desert is the sign
Of a new departure.
Now he can shine.
And Johnny Depp shows us who he is…