la vie lointaine

Sébastien betbeder

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Synopsis

It is a mild winter and Martin has just settled into the isolated house that was his father's. One night, at the edge of the woods, a strange man called Haruki appears before him. He invites Martin to lose himself in the forest in order to encounter a stranger. The stranger comes in the form of Yoshido, a peculiar Japanese filmmaker, who, assisted by Mathilde, is preparing to shoot a film based on Haruki's unfinished novel La Vie lointaine.

Financial partners

France 2, Région Limousin, CNC

Scenario

Sébastien Betbeder

Casting

Nathalie Boutefeu, Manuel Vallade, Gen Shimaoka, Aurore Clément

Year

2008

Duration

56 min

Festivals and awards

  • Caesar pre-selection

  • Pixie for the Best Production Short Film

  • Brive Medium-Length Festival: Audience Prize and Cinécinéma Prize

  • Côté-Court Festival of Pantin:

  • Grand Prix of the Fiction Competition

  • Male Interpretation Prize for Manuel Vallade Selections

  • Paris Cinema Festival

  • 6th French Cinema Meetings in Pau

  • Ciné 32 Festival Independence (s) and Creation in Auch

  • 26th Turin Film Festival

  • Vendôme Festival

  • Rotterdam Festival

  • Clermont-Ferrand Festival

  • Indielisboa Festival Portugal