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‘Ghosts’ is a short film and collaborative project by a coalition of artists operating at the peak of their respective fields. Featuring performances by the dancers of Ballet National de Marseille, it was directed by pioneering dance collective (LA)HORDE, soundtracked by acclaimed French producer Rone, and scripted by the visionary filmmaker Spike Jonze.

The film follows (LA)HORDE’s earlier collaboration with Rone on ‘Room With A View’, the musician’s 2020
show at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and sees the dance collective extend their ongoing artistic exploration
of uprising and rebellion through the lens of movement and dance. Set and filmed in the Fine Arts Museum
of the Palais Longchamp in Marseille, Jonze’s script follows a single, apparently invisible protagonist as she meets
a cast of similarly invisible characters, all trapped within the grand, deserted building. Moving, hesitantly at first, through the space, our protagonist passes from solitude and threatening physicality to states of rapture and intimacy. The film ends with a sudden collapse of the division between fantasy and reality when our protagonist meets
the solitary night guard, who exits the museum at daybreak, possessed.