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Dazed and Gucci present Absolute Beginners

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    In partnership with Gucci

    When was the last time you did something for the first time? Dazed and Gucci introduce Absolute Beginners, a short film series which sees nine creative talent do something they’ve never done before: get in the director’s seat. Watch the first five films – all starring the Gucci Jackie 1961 bag – below.

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    Gucci Always Wins

    Directed ByElle Fanning

    Elle Fanning’s film – shot over two days in her house – centres around a whimsical, technicolour tea party. And when a dog gets a (Gucci) bone, its owner tries everything to win back its attention.

    Unity Call

    Directed ByKelvin Harrison Jr.

    Kelvin Harrison Jr.’s short sees two characters chase each other across the California desert, where love soon threatens to bring them together.


    Directed ByJodie Turner-Smith

    In a rich, 16mm short, Jodie Turner-Smith is Jackie. Dressing up to stay in, Jackie is a woman alone – but never lonely. Whether eating dinner, touching up her lipstick, or putting on a gown to walk down to the pool, everything she does is for herself.

    Meet Me There

    Directed ByBenedetta Porcaroli

    In the ruined temple of an abandoned Roman villa, a woman (played by director Benedetta Porcaroli) pursues a mysterious stranger – but finds only herself.

    Red Rendezvous

    Directed ByEmma Corrin

    An homage to classic Westerns and an exploration of the complex bonds of family, Emma Corrin’s Red Rendezvous sees a mother and daughter reunite against a barren British landscape for an unexpected face-off.