date festival


Sandrine Kiberlain

© Rezo Films
Mademoiselle Chambon

Stéphane Brizé
2009 - France - 1h41

Screenings : saturday 27 - 4:30 pm - Pathé - 1 - presented by Isabelle Huppert - actress
A married man volunteers to help in his son's school and begins to fall in love with a woman teacher.
“A tear, a lock of hair, an outline at the window: the film's language is based on the body more than on the dialogues. Sandrine Kimberlain illuminates Véronique Chambon with a trembling flame, you surmise she is almost resigned to solitude and yet ready to ignite. As for Vincent Lindon, he takes underplaying to the extreme (...): a brutal, static presence, with rare, slow movements. (...) This blueprint gives rise to rare delicacy. During the family meal where Jean observes Mlle Chambon so intensely that his wife understands everything… No dialogue, almost no movement, and everything is said. Stéphane Brizé's film is in the image of this scene, which plays on stretching out time to bring out emotion”. (Juliette Bénabent; Télérama)

Cast : Vincent Lindon, Sandrine Kiberlain, Aure Atika, Jean-Marc Thibault, Arthur Le Houérou, Bruno Lochet
Screenplay : Stéphane Brizé, Florence Vignon
Cinematography : Antoine Héberlé
Sound : Frédéric de Ravignan
Editing : Anne Klotz
Music : Ange Ghinozzi

Production : TS Productions, F Comme Film, Arte France Cinéma

French distributor : Bac Films