Party Girl

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    Party Girl

    Directed by

    France

    2014

    96 min

    • French

    Drama

    Angelique is a 60-year-old bar hostess. She still likes to party, she still likes men. At night, she makes them drink, in a cabaret by the French-German border. As time goes by, clients become rare. But Michel, her regular client, is still in love with her. One day, he asks Angelique to marry him.

    Awards

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    • Audience Award - Paris Cinéma Festival
    • Best Actress - Odessa IFF
    • Ensemble Prize, Caméra d'Or - Un Certain Regard
    • Best First Film - Guanajauato IFF
    • Best actress (Angélique Litzenburger) - Queer Lisboa
    • Grand Prix, Best Actress Award, Student Jury Award - IFF Bratislava
    • FIPRESCI Award - Gijon FF
    • Best Film - Saas-Fee Filmfest

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Angélique Litzenburger
    Joseph Bour
    Mario Theis
    Samuel Theis
    Séverine Litzenburger
    Cynthia Litzenburger
    Screenplay
    Marie Amachoukeli
    Claire Burger
    Samuel Theis
    Cinematography
    Julien Poupard
    Editing
    Frédéric Baillehaiche
    Music
    Nicolas Weil
    Sylvain Ohrel
    Alexandre Lier
    Production
    ELZEVIR FILMS
    Sales
    PYRAMIDE INTERNATIONAL

    Press

    A moving and honest debut film.

    Domenico La Porta, Cineuropa

    A sort of retiree's Runaway Bride seen through the lens of John Cassavetes and Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

    Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

    Marie Amachoukeli

    Marie Amachoukeli

    France

    It's not easy to film a border. You can always film a sign, but it's artificial. This invisible line must be reflected elsewhere so that the camera can capture it.

    Marie Amachoukeli attended the La Fémis film school in France, in the screenwriting department, and holds a a degree in History. She co-directed the short films FORBACH (Grand Prix at the Clermont-Ferrand Festival, and second prize from the Cinéfondation at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival) and IT’S FREE FOR GIRLS (César for Best Short in 2010, and selection of the 2009 International Critics' Week) together with Claire Burger. Her first feature film, PARTY GIRL, co-directed with Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, won the Ensemble Prize (Un Certain Regard) and the Caméra d'or award in Cannes in 2014.

    Selected Filmography

    Claire Burger

    Claire Burger

    France

    The more distinctive you are, the less you fear being original, the more I feel that you can really reach out to the majority.

    Claire Burger attended the La Fémis film school in France, in the editing department. She co-directed the short films FORBACH (Grand Prix at the Clermont-Ferrand Festival, and second prize from the Cinéfondation at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival) and IT’S FREE FOR GIRLS (César for Best Short in 2010, and selection of the 2009 International Critics' Week) together with Marie Amachoukeli. Her first feature film, PARTY GIRL, co-directed with Marie Amachoukeli and Samuel Theis, won the Ensemble Prize (Un Certain Regard) and the Caméra d'or award in Cannes in 2014. Her latest film, REAL LOVE, won the Best Film award at Giornate degli Autori (Venice).

    Selected Filmography

    Samuel Theis

    Samuel Theis

    France

    Sometimes we need some stuff that is imaginary to put the real stuff that is inside in the right place. To make it come out.

    Samuel Theis is a French actor and director, having attended the La Fémis film school in France. His first feature film, PARTY GIRL, co-directed with Claire Burger and Marie Amachoukeli, won the Ensemble Prize (Un Certain Regard) and the Caméra d'or award in Cannes in 2014.