Castle to Castle

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    Castle to Castle

    D’un château l’autre

    Directed by

    Belgium, France

    2018

    40 min

    • French

    Drama

    Spring 2017, in between the two rounds of the French presidential election. Pierre, a 25-year-old scholarship holder studying in a big Parisian school, lives with 75-year-old Francine, who is disabled and wheelchair-bound. Politically and socially opposed, they are perplexed and disoriented as they witness the unfolding electoral spectacle. While waiting for the results, they engage with each other, as Pierre tries to take care of Francine’s body and she attempts to heal his voiceless resentment.

    Awards

    • Pardino d’oro for Best International Short Film (SRG SSR Award) - Locarno Festival
    • Bayard for Best Short Film - Francophone de Namur IFF
    • New Waves Prize - Roche-sur-Yon FF
    • Grand Prize - Brive FF

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    Credits

    Cast
    Pierre Nisse
    Francine Atoch
    Editing
    Nicolas Rumpl
    Production
    MICHIGAN FILMS
    Emmanuel Marre

    Emmanuel Marre

    France

    Born in Paris, France in 1980, Emmanuel Marre began studying Literature before working in various jobs including as a switchboard operator in a French social housing office, a waiter and a life model for an art academy. He then went to Belgium and studied at the Institut des Arts de Diffusion. He has made documentaries and short fiction films. His short film THE SUMMER MOVIE (2016) was awarded Grand Prix at the National Competition of the Clermont-Ferrand ISFF. His documentary CASTLE TO CASTLE (2018) won several awards at film festivals around the world.

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