Kanye West Discusses Art And Film Before His Paris ‘Runaway’ Premiere

Oct 11th, 2010 // Comment

In addition to revealing the name of his upcoming fifth album last week, Kanye West premiered his short film Runaway in both Paris in London. French creative collective From Paris attended the screening and recorded Kanye giving a short speech before the movie rolled. Watch below.

“I found when I used to come to Paris…I didn’t know what shows to go to, but I just wanted to see people display their art unadulterated, unfiltered by buyers,” West explained to the crowd.

‘Ye seemed truly humbled—if not a little nervous—by the honor of screening his short before the Parisian audience. Previously Kanye had described Runaway as being “the story of a phoenix fallen to Earth, and I make her my girlfriend, and people discriminate against her and eventually she has to burn herself alive and go back to her world.”

Late last week MTV went on to say that the film has “plenty of strange and beautiful images folded into it, as well as music from West’s upcoming album. Based on reports from the screening, it’s an intense and gorgeous experience that should earn West some serious credibility as a filmmaker.”

That sets expectations pretty high. Could we possibly have the next Thriller on our hands?


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