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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Monsieur Morimoto

Fortnight 2008, Feature film, 2h05

Synopsis

Mr. Morimoto is a japanese exiled to Paris since he is retired. He came to make his old dream come true: to lead the bohemian life of a Parnassian painter. One day, this dharma bum, who could never learn the Molière’s language, is out on the street with his last picture. And he loses it on the way. He wanders in Belleville like a stray cat, looking for his picture. He meets drifting beings, « definitive dreamers », forever in search of love, like himself.

Director

Nicola Sornaga

Nicola Sornaga was born in Les Lilas in 1972. He spent his childhood in Rome and Paris, where he is now based. When he was four, he met the poet Matthieu Messagieer whom he came across again 20 years later. At 18, he began to write prose poems. After making three documentaries and four shorts, he directed his first feature, the epic farce, Le Dernier des immobiles. The film was shown at the 60th Venice Film Festival and other events.

André. S Labarthe
Eve Gollac
Lola Gonzales
Morimoto Kenishi
Vicky

Screenplay
Nicola Sornaga, Salvatore Sansone

Image
Alexis Kayrschine, Rosario Romagnosi

Sound
Nelly Gourves, Laurent Gabiot, Dana Fazanehpour

Editing
Franck Littot, Mélanie Pavy, Caroline Shaw

Music
Franck Williams, Fantazio

Set decoration
Patrick Chauveau

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