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CNB yacht builders partners with artist Romain Claris

February 11, 2019

CNB yacht builders and art!
Whether it's for a few hours or several weeks, sailing is always a particular journey. A moment out of time on land, in close connection with nature's elements. As soon as you cast off, another temporality begins…
How free you feel! Seeing the coast gradually move away, to the sound of the wind in the sails. A feeling that each sailor senses in his own way. This is the feeling that sailing enthusiasts seek on board.
Sailing is a way to unite deep emotions, feelings of humility, authenticity, uniqueness. Far from the racket on land, boats have the power of bringing human beings and nature closer with the elements of which it is formed, the water and the air, the sky and the sea. 
This year, CNB yacht builders got together with film director Romain Claris, renowned in the nautical world for his films and in the arthouse cinema field, for having illustrated the following words: AIR   -   SEA   -   BOAT  -  LAND. These poems attempt to highlight the elements which strike those who sail and which they miss so dearly when they are on land. Images and sounds that call out to and remind one of the desire to leave… where the adventure promises to be filled with harmonious emotions.

Romain Claris was born in Cannes in 1983. After travelling to Niger in 1995 where he joined the crew of the feature film Imûhar, he worked in photography, then started to make very short films in 2000.
After graduating from the Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma Français in 2005, he joined the advertising and communications agency Claris image builder as head of the video department and ensured the production of 200 films.
Alongside his agency work, he continued to direct his own films selected or rewarded in international film festivals. His last very short film Cousins of Clouds received four awards, including the "best philosophy in animation" award at the Avalonia Festival in the United States.
In 2017, the "Fishermen of the World" international festival named him president of the Professional Jury for its 9th edition.
He co-directed the medium-length fiction film Behold the Night, a free adaptation of the novel by Yasunari Kawabata, Sleeping Beauties, selected in 2018 by the Experimental Forum in Los Angeles and in Belgium by the Wunderground Film Festival.
He also signed several photography and video exhibitions with photographer Nicolas Claris, such as Bangladesh! in 2013. Their latest exhibition NOIRS took place this summer at the Relais & Châteaux - Le Saint-James Art Gallery.