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Six Scents—the Givaudan project that gives designers who wouldn't ordinarily have the opportunity the ability to create and release their own signature fragrances—has commissioned a film as part of the series. Shot and directed by filmmaker Alia Raza, it's based on a screenplay written by teenage blogger Tavi Gevinson and stars the daughter of Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld. Its blurb reads:
Alia Raza’s Le Viol de la Méduse (Version 1) reimagines the mythical Greek muse Medusa as a character played by contemporary fashion world muse Julia Restoin-Roitfeld. The story of the young Medusa’s rape by the sea god Poseidon while worshiping at the temple of Athena and her subsequent punishment, a curse that to turn her into a mutant, is told through imagery deriving from beauty and fashion photography, commercials and music videos, creating a contemporary, semi-narrative film collage that portrays an ancient myth in two minutes.· 'Le Viol de la Méduse' by Alia Raza (Six Scents: Series Three) [Vimeo]