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 Benjamin Crotty

  • France 2018; 26 min
  • Original version: French
  • Genre: Drama
    • Fundación Casa Wabi-Mantarraya Award - Locarno Festival
    • Special Mention New Wave Prize - Roche-sur-Yon FF

Synopsis

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.

Production

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    Judith Levy