52nd edition

A table

Idit Cébula

Fortnight 1998, Short film, 19 m

Synopsis

« To ward off anxiety, nothingness, ghosts. And find strength in eating, laughing, communicating. » « Stick together! » – That’s the rallying cry of the Surdutowicz family: at table, at the hospital, everywhere. Rénia, the grandmother, falls ill and the entire family gathers around her, to talk, laugh and complain like they have always done during meals, so as to ward off time, so that things return to the way they used to be. They all hope and pray death doesn’t exist. And as Rénia says: « When I’m around, everything’s all right ».

Casting

  • Aurélie Saada
  • Emmanuelle Devos
  • Éric Wapler
  • Laurence Février
  • Lionel Abelanski
  • Michel Feldman
  • Michel Jonasz
  • Nathalie Lévy-Lang
  • Ruben Pariente
  • Samir Guesni
  • Solange Najman
  • Valérie Benguigi
  • Vladek Skornik

Team

Screenplay
Idit Cébula, Céline Lévy-Nieszawer

Image
Eric Weber

Sound
Frédéric Ullmann

Editing
Michel Klochendler

Set decoration
Valérie Abelanski, Eric Bécavin, Valérie Berman

Production

Production : Gaïa Films, 17 rue de l’Échiquier, 75010 Paris, France, Tél: (33 1) 45 23 23 10, Fax: (33 1) 47 70 20 61, e mail: gaia.if@wanadoo.fr Vente à l’étranger : Gaïa Films

Awards

Prix SACD du court métrage