Striking set design, mind-bending effects and awe-inspiring performances from some of the best actors in the world – there’s a reason that French director Luc Besson’s latest cinematic offering, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, is one of the most highly anticipated films of the summer.
Celebrating the launch of Besson’s film, actor and model Cara Delevingne – who stars in the film alongside Dane DeHann – was shot by Mariano Vivanco for the August cover of British GQ. Kodak and photographer Renell Medrano were granted exclusive access to the Barbarella-themed shoot in Paris to create a behind-the-scenes short film, captured entirely on the brand new Super 8 camera .
Based on the cult French comic book Barbarella, Roger Vadim’s 1968 sci-fi film featuring Jane Fonda as a blonde-haired, silver-booted incarnation of the iconic astronaut from the 41st century – seized imaginations around the world.
Barbarella’s genre-defining incandescence still reverberates beyond the realm of sci-fi, with Jean-Paul Gaultier nodding to Barbarella as a major influence for the visually tantalizing costumes that appeared in Luc Besson’s classic, The Fifth Element.WATCH THE FILM