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Bret Easton Ellis Directs Humorous Short Film for the Paris Opera

American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis brings his unique take on decadence to a short film he directed for the Paris Opera. “Figaro” depicts the humorous and hedonistic adventures of an opera singer who’s lost his voice.

“I wanted to do something slightly humorous and to play with the film medium against an opera track,” says Ellis. “I don’t think it’s very dissimilar thematically from what I’m usually attracted to—there’s a bit of decadence at play here, but the film doesn’t take itself too seriously. There was an energy on the set that was infectious and funny, and hopefully you can get that from watching ‘Figaro.'”

Watch “Figaro” below.