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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Le Cri de la soie

Fortnight 1996, Feature film, 1 h 50

Synopsis

Paris, 1914. In a wholestore, a young lady, Marie Benjamin, is found lying on the floor, with an ecstatic face, a piece of silk convulsively tight against her. Arrested then transferred to the infirmary of the jail, she is questionned by the psychiatrist Gabriel de Villemer. Discovering the strange and sensual relation that this illetrate dressmaker has with the silk, Gabriel won’t be able to hide his inner turmoil, since he is also sensitive to the delicate pleasure that fabrics give… By then, these two individuals originally from opposite worlds, will be attracted to each other. But the war comes brutally to stop this nascent relationship. To Marie, Gabriel has been the first man she had been able to confess the secret of her intimity, the only capble of understanding her desire. This is why, despite the obstacles and the adversity, they will meet again and love each other. Until the day they understand that this common passion which bound them together can also separate them…

Director

Yvon Marciano

He was born in Algeria. He graduated in Louis Lumière national school of cinema in France. He was a cameraman and a chief operator on around twenty short films and many TV shows. He started directing TV shows and short films shown in various festivals. His film Emilie Muller was nominated for Césars in 1995. Le cri de la soie is his first feature film.

Adriana Asti
Alexandra London
Anémone
Didier Sauvegrain
Marie Trintignant
Philippe Morier-Genoud
Sergio Castellito

Screenplay
Yvon Marciano, en collaboration avec Jean François Goyet

Image
William Lubtchansky

Sound
Laurent Barbey

Editing
Catherine Quesemand

Music
Alexandre Desplat

Set decoration
Katia Wyszkop

PRODUCTION : Mimosa Productions 50, bd du Montparnasse, 75015 Paris Tél. : 01 45 49 06 66 Fax : 01 45 48 19 56 La Sept Cinéma Scarabée Films Ingrid Productions T&C Films (Suisse) CMC (Belgique) La Télévision Suisse Romande (TSR) VENTE A L’ETRANGER : President Films 2, rue Lord Byron, 75008 Paris Tél. 01 45 62 82 22 Fax : 01 45 63 40 56