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Bello with Monica Menezes

This series of photos accompanies Monica Menez's film 'Bello'. The pictures further develop the story, dancing around the bizarre power dynamics within a love triangle.
“I love the old Hollywood dance movies and have always wanted to work with dancers. 'Bello' is funny and also a little bit evil – and it is about love,” says Monica Menez in an interview.
Created for Leica's S Magazine, she shot both film and stills on a Leica SL.
Our Stuttgart team loved giving the finishing touches to these saucy and stylish images. 
Credits: Written and directed by Monica Menez Film Production: Production by Ironic View Films Cast: Nina De Lianin, Carla Crombie / Uno Models Madrid, Sasha Zaitsev Choreography: Sasha Zaitsev DOP: Paul Robert Klinar, BVK First AC: Makito Kumazawa Gaffer: Jan Wittkopp Postproduction: Visual Postproduction by Recom FILM Editing: Raquel Caro Nunez / Recom FILM Colorgrading: Andreas Justus Burz / Recom Stuttgart Retouching: Andreas Hummel / Recom Stuttgart Sounddesign and Mix by Audio-Video-Disco Sound Solutions Photo Assistant: Miriam Nickel Title Designer: Stephanie Wiehle Storyboard: Sasa Zivkovic Post Artist - Stills : Daniel Mattes / Recom Stuttgart Post Artist - Stills : Marion Trenkler / Recom Stuttgart Make-up and Styling: Make up: Suzana Santalab using Paul Mitchell & Rouge Bunny Rouge Manicurist: Yulia Zimmermann Stylist: Jeanna Krichel Fashion Credits: Kaviar Gauche, Marina Hoermanseder, Tres Bonjour, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Self-Portrait (MyTheresa), Irene Luft, Hugo Boss, Aldo Brue Song Credits: Bello Cyril Giroux / Alessandro Gambassi Campbell E Browning / Pablo Love Don't Stop Little Violet / Bob Bradley Special Thanks to: Leica S Magazine Edyta Pokrywka LFI Photographie GmbH Frank Lohstöter LFI Photographie GmbH Shot on Leica SL with Vario-Elmarit-SL 24–90 mm f/2.8–4 Asph. and Leica Summicron-C / CW SONDEROPTIC
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