The Glorious Acceptance of Nicolas Chauvin

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    The Glorious Acceptance of Nicolas Chauvin

    Le Discours d’acceptation glorieux de Nicolas Chauvin

    Directed by

    France

    2018

    26 min

    • French

    Drama

    During his acceptance speech for a lifetime achievement award, Nicolas Chauvin – a farmer-soldier, a veteran of the Revolutionary Army and the Napoleonic Wars, “father” of the chauvinism that bears his name – embarks on a monologue and recounts his life story. At the bend of a road, a spectral encounter shocks his (non-)existence.

    Awards

    • Fundación Casa Wabi-Mantarraya Award - Locarno Festival
    • Special Mention New Wave Prize - Roche-sur-Yon FF

    Festivals

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    Credits

    Cast
    Ragnar Arni Agustsson
    Antoine Cholet
    Caroline Deruas-Garrel
    Cinematography
    Sean Price Williams
    Editing
    Ael Dallier
    Music
    Ragnar Arni Agustsson
    Production
    LES FILMS DU BAL
    Benjamin  Crotty

    Benjamin Crotty

    USA

    Benjamin Crotty (1979, USA), a graduate of Yale University, began working in film and video as a Master’s student at the Fresnoy–Studio National in northern France. Since then his work has been shown in numerous festivals such as Locarno Festival, IFF Rotterdam and IndieLisboa (Award for New Talent in 2009 and Best Director in 2011, both with Gabriel Abrantes) and in institutions such as the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Centre d’Art Contemporain de Genève, the Palais de Tokyo and Tate Modern. He has received production grants from the Centre National des Arts Plastiques, the Direction Regional des Affaires Culturelles – Ile de France, and the Fondation National des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques and France Télévision. Crotty's first feature film, FORT BUCHANAN, premiered at Locarno in 2014 and went on to screen in numerous festivals, including IFF Rotterdam, Seville FF and Melbourne IFF, winning prizes at La Roche sur Yon IFF and Molodist IFF. It had its US premiere at the MoMA/Film Society of Lincoln Center’s New Directors/New Films Festival in March 2015. His most recent film THE GLORIOUS ACCEPTANCE OF NICOLAS CHAUVIN (2018) was selected at Locarno Festival.

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