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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Les Amoureux

Fortnight 1994, Feature film, 1 h 28

Synopsis

After two years of absence spent sowing her wild oats, Viviane is back to Montherné, a little town in the Ardennes where her parents and her youngest half-brother are living. Through this big sister, idealized because of such a long absence, this 15-year-old schoolboy is going to learn painfully how to become independent and to discover how to take care of himself. Viviane decides to protect Marc without hiding anything of her turbulent life. They go on trips to Belgium, they spend sleepless nights and give away some intimate confidences which break with the monotonous life Marc was used to. Watched by this silent witness, gestures are taking place, bodies are getting very close, embraces and complicities are striking up. While the young woman gives way for the fever of love, the teenager gives way to his urges and turns decidedly his back to the world of childhood by taking the plunge into the unknown.

Director

Catherine Corsini

She directed her first short film in 1983, La Mésange. In 1984, she directed Ballades which won an award in Cannes. In 1986, her third short film, Nuit de Chine, won an award for Best direction in Grenoble. She made her first full legnth film in 1987: Poker, and two television films: Fatale Obsession, and Interdit d’amour, awarded at FIPA. Her second film, Les Amoureux, was shown at Cinémas en France in 1994. She participated in the writing of the screenplay for Gaël Morel’s film: A toute vitesse.

Isabelle Nanty
Loïc Maquin
Nathalie Richard
Olaf Lubazenko
Pascal Cervo
Xavier Beauvois

Screenplay
Catherine Corsini, Pascale Breton

Image
Ivan Kozelska

Sound
Laurent Poirier

Editing
Agnès Guillemot

Music
“La Femme aux bijoux” (Benech/Dumont), “Aline” (Christophe), “Toujours envie” (Pascale Dubroca

Set decoration
Laurent Allaire

PRODUCTION : Rezo Films VENTE A L’ETRANGER : Mercure Distribution