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Director:
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Production:
Ad Vitam (Alexandra Henochsberg), Ex Nihilo (Patrick Sobelman), BiBi Film (Angelo Barbagallo), Rai Cinema
Running Time:
126’
Language:
francese, italiano
Country:
France, Italy
Main Cast:
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Pierre Arditi, Valeria Golino, Noémie Lvovsky, Yolande Moreau, Laurent Stocker, Riccardo Scamarcio
Screenplay:
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Agnès de Sacy, Noémie Lvovsky
Cinematographer:
Jeanne Lapoirie
Editor:
Anne Weil
Production Designer:
Emmanuelle Duplay
Costume Designer:
Caroline De Vivaise
Sound:
François Waledisch

Synopsis

A large and beautiful property on the French Riviera. A place that seems out of time and sheltered from the rest of the world. Anna goes there with her daughter for a few days of vacation. Amidst her family, friends and the house staff, she has to handle her fresh break-up with her partner and the writing of her next film.
Behind their laughter, anger and secrets emerge fears, desires and power relations. Everyone shuts out the rumblings of the world and must face the mysteries of their own existence.

Director’s Statement

Since I was born, I’ve spent every vacation in a big and beautiful property on the French Riviera. It’s a seemingly timeless place, sheltered from the world. With this film I tell the story of a group of people in this house, the owners’ family, their friends and employees. I recount each person’s solitude, despite their being in a group, the overbearing dynamics of relationships, fears, shame, revolt, desires, and their loves. My intention is to relate how each person deliberately chooses to ignore the noise of the world outside, the time that passes, death that is lurking; how everyone is alone faced with the mystery of their own existence.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: AD Vitam
71 rue de la Fontaine au Roi
75011 – Paris, France
Tel. 0155289700
films@advitamdistribution.com

PRODUCTION 2: EX NIHILO
52, rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud
75011 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 153363232
aurore@agatfilms.com

PRODUCTION 3: BiBi Film
Via Lima, 23
00198 – Roma, Italy
Tel. +39 065740141
bibifilm@gmail.com

PRODUCTION 4: Rai Cinema
Piazza Adriana 12,
00193 - Rome, Italy
Tel. +39 0633179601
bianca.giordano@raicinema.it

WORLD SALES: François Yon - Playtime
5, rue Nicolas Flamel
75004 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 153103399
info@playtime.group

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Alessandra Tieri - Lucky Red
Largo Italo Gemini, 1
161 – Roma, Italy
Tel. +39 063759441
a.tieri@luckyred.it

INTERNATIONAL PRESS OFFICE: Viviana Andriani, Aurélie Dard - RENDEZ-VOUS
2, rue Turgot
75009 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 6 80 16 81 39 (Viviana)
Tel. +33 6 77 04 52 20 (Aurélie)
viviana@rv-press.com
www.rv-press.com


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