Marie and the Misfits
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    Marie and the Misfits

    Marie et les naufragés

    Directed by

    France

    2016

    104 min

    • French

    Comedy

    "Marie is dangerous," Antoine warns. It hasn't stopped Siméon from dropping everything, or, more precisely, letting go the little that he had, to secretly follow her. Oscar, his roommate, a musician with sleepwalking tendencies, and Antoine, a novelist lacking inspiration, quickly follow in his footsteps. Here they all are at the end of the Earth, which is to say, on an island. It's quite possible that these four are linked by something beyond their comprehension. Perhaps simply a taste for adventure. Or the desire to add some fantasy and a touch of the romantic to their lives.

    Credits

    Cast
    Pierre Rochefort
    Vimala Pons
    Eric Cantona
    Screenplay
    Sébastien Betbeder
    Cinematography
    Sylvain Verdet
    Editing
    François Quiqueré
    Music
    Sébastien Tellier
    Sales
    ALPHA VIOLET
    Production
    ENVIE DE TEMPETE

    Press

    A quirky three-way romance anchored by a trio of strong performances.

    Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

    Sébastien Betbeder

    Sébastien Betbeder

    France

    Something original, magic and indestructible like a pact happens when one of the protagonists faces the screen and addresses the audience.

    Sébastien Betbeder was born in 1975 in Pau, in the west south of France. After passing his degree in the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Bordeaux, he joined Le Fresnoy, The National Studio of Contemporary Arts. He has directed films since 1999, writes features for the radio channel France Culture and taught in the Art and Design School of Geneva from 2008 to 2011. His films LA VIE LOINTAINE (2008), YOSHIDO (LES AUTRES VIES) (2010), LES MAINS D'ANDREA (2011) and 2 AUTUMNS, 3 WINTERS (2013) have screened at the Festival Paris Cinema. His film NIGHTS WITH THEODORE (2012) won the FIPRESCI Prize at San Francisco IFF and 2 AUTUMNS, 3 WINTERS won the Special Jury Award at Torino IFF. His short film INUPILUK won 3 awards at the Clermont-Ferrand ISFF in 2014. In 2016, his film JOURNEY TO GREENLAND was part of the ACID selection at Cannes IFF.

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