Birth of a Leader

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    Birth of a Leader

    L'Enfance d'un Chef

    Directed by

    France

    2016

    15 min

    • French

    Drama, Short

    Vincent, a 20-year-old successful actor, is being offered the leading role in the film of the year: a biopic on Charles de Gaulle in his youth. At the same time, his parents move to Orléans, thus pushing him to live alone. The film follows his first steps towards independence.

    Awards

    • Canal+ Award - La Semaine de la Critique
    • Audience Award for a Short Film - Amiens IFF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Vincent Lacoste
    Félix Moati
    Thomas Blumenthal
    Screenplay
    Antoine de Bary
    Cinematography
    Nicolas Loir
    Editing
    Kim Vi Van
    Frédérique Olszak Olszewski
    Music
    Ulysse Cottin
    Production
    ICONOCLAST FILMS
    Antoine de Bary

    Antoine de Bary

    France

    Antoine de Bary was only just out of school when he started working on film shoots in a variety of roles, from floor manager to prop man, from production coordinator to casting assistant. As an assistant director, he worked with young auteurs on their first films, as well as more experienced directors, such as Xavier Giannoli and Cédric Klapisch. Fiction remained his passion and in 2016, he completed his first short, L'ENFANCE D'UN CHEF (2016), starring Vincent Lacoste and Félix Moati, selected at the 55th Semaine de la Critique and winner of the Canal+ Award. His feature film debut MY DAYS OF GLORY (2019) was selected at the 76th Venice International Film Festival in the Orizzonti section.

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