Official Selection

SEULES LES BÊTES

by Dominik Moll
France, Germany, 2019, 116', color, DCP
Screenplay: Dominik Moll, Gilles Marchand
WEDNESDAY 28 AUGUST 2019
17:00 Sala Perla Tickets, All Accreditations
Followed by Q&A
FRIDAY 30 AUGUST 2019
21:30 Cinema Rossini Tickets
FRIDAY 30 AUGUST 2019
21:30 IMG Cinemas Candiani - Mestre Tickets
SATURDAY 31 AUGUST 2019
22:00 Sala Perla 2 All Accreditations

Opening film

ONLY THE ANIMALS

based on
Seules les Bêtes
by Colin Niel

cinematography
Patrick Ghiringhelli
editing
Laurent Rouan
music
Benedikt Schiefer
sound
François Maurel
Noemi Hampel
Matthias Schwab
production design
Emmanuelle Duplay
costumes
Isabelle Pannetier

cast
Denis Menochet
[Michel]
Laure Calamy
[Alice]
Damien Bonnard
[Joseph]
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
[Evelyne]
Nadia Tereszkiewicz
[Marion]
Guy Roger «Bibisse» N'drin
[Armand]
Bastien Bouillon
[Cédric]
Marie Amie
[Monique]

producers
Carole Scotta
Caroline Benjo
Barbara Letellier
Simon Arnal
production
Haut et Court
co-productions
Razor Film Produktion
France 3 Cinema
with the support of
Région Occitanie
Eurimages
Cnc
FFA
MBB Cinematographer

world sales
The Match Factory
mail

International
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A woman has disappeared. The day after a snowstorm, her car is found on a road leading to a plateau with with nothing but a few scattered farms. The gendarmes have nothing to go on, while five individuals well know they have something to do with the woman's disappearance. They all keep their secrets to themselves, but no one suspects that the whole story began far from these windswept wintry peaks: on another continent, in the burning sun, where poverty doesn't stop desire from taking the law into its own hands.

 

Filmography

2019 Seules les bêtes (Only the Animals)
2016 Des nouvelles de la planète Mars
(News from Planet Mars)
2011 Le moine (The Monk)
2005 Lemming
2000 Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien
(Harry, He's Here to Help)
1994 Intimité

Dominik Moll (Bühl, Germany, 1962) studied film at the City College of New York, where he directed his first shorts, and then at the French National Film School (IDHEC) in Paris. He worked as an editor and assistant director with directors including Marcel Ophüls and Laurent Cantet before he began writing and directing his own films.

"There is undeniably something very cinematic about the book. Gilles and I liked the idea of embracing through this story the difficulties of the old French rural world, but also the astonishing situation of young people in an African megalopolis, and this global interconnection that now links us all. A way, through these singular characters and their secrets, of evoking the modern world. For us, the heart of the story does not lie in solving the mystery of the disappearance (the ‘whodunit'), but in the characters and what their journeys reveal about their respective dreams and worlds. These are five love stories, frustrated and asymmetrical ones, fuelled by misunderstandings, secrets, fantasies, disappointment and disillusionment. Each of the characters is driven by the need to love and be loved. By hoping for this love, by wanting to believe in it, by seeking to share it, by trying to live it, each of them will imagine things, and everything they imagine will cause them to act. Sometimes for the better, but also for the worse." [Dominik Moll]

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