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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Haut les coeurs !

Fortnight 1999, Feature film, 1h40

Synopsis

Emma is expecting her first child when she learns she has breast cancer. The doctor who breaks the news to her says an abortion will be necessary since, he says, the treatment is incompatible with her pregnancy. Her companion, Simon, persuades her to see another specialist, Dr Morin, who tells her she can undergo treatment and still remain pregnant. Emma’s confidence returns. Her body, which has betrayed her, again becomes a nexus of life : from now on, she must fight for two.

Director

Sólveig Anspach

Sólveig Anspach was born in 1960 in Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland, to an American father and an Icelandic mother. After graduating from La Fémis (1989 – first graduating class), she directed several documentaries. In 1998, she directed her first feature film Haut les coeurs ! for which Karin Viard won the Cesar Award for Best Actress. Her American-Icelandic origins shine through in all of her films. Sólveig Anspach passed away on August 7th, 2015.

Charlotte Clamens
Claire Wauthion
Julien Cottereau
Karin Viard
Laurent Lucas
Philippe Duclos

Screenplay
Sólveig Anspach, Pierre-Erwan Guillaume

Image
Isabelle Razavet, Mathilde Jaffre

Sound
Olivier Mauvezin, Dominique Lancelot

Editing
Anne Riegel, Mathieu Blanc

Music
Olivier Manoury, Martin Wheeler

Set decoration
Catherine Keller

production : Patrick Sobelman, Ex Nihilo, 52 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris, France, Tél. : 33 (0)1 53 36 32 00, Fax : 33 (0)1 43 57 65 84 Agat Films & Cie (Paris, France) – Entre Chien et Loup – RTBF vente à l’étranger : Mercure Distribution, 27 rue de la Butte aux Cailles, 75013 Paris, France, Tél. : 33 (0)1 44 16 88 44, Fax : 33 (0)1 45 65 07 47 distribution : Diaphana, 50 rue du Paradis, 75010 Paris, France, Tél. : 33 (0)1 44 79 92 92, Fax : 33 (0)1 42 46 54 48