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Madeleine Collins

Antoine Barraud
2021 - France - 1h47

Judith leads a double life between Switzerland and France. On the one hand there is Abdel, with whom she is bringing up a little girl, on the other there is Melvil, with whom she has two older boys. Little by little, this fragile balance, made up of secrets and lies, toing and froing, begins to crack dangerously. Caught in a trap, Judith choses to go headlong, at the risk of losing everything.
Antoine Barraud
Antoine Barraud made his first short film Monstre in 2004, followed in 2005 by par Déluge and Monstre, numéro deux in 2007, all of which were presented in French and international festivals, including Premiers Plans. There then came experimental portraits of filmmakers such as Kenneth Anger, Shuji Terayama and Koji Wakamatsu. He co-directed the short film Son of a Gun in 2011 with Claire Doyon, and at the same time co-produced the medium length film Madame Butterfly by Tsai Ming Liang, which screened around the world. In 2012, he produced Stephen Dwoskin's last film, Age is…, and made his first feature, Les Gouffres (The Sinkholes) with Nathalie Boutefeu and Mathieu Amalric, presented at Premiers Plans in 2013 and produced by Les Films du Bélier. Both these films had their world premières at the Locarno Festival in 2012. In 2015 his second feature, Le Dos Rouge (Portrait of the Artist) with Bertrand Bonello, Pascal Greggory and Jeanne Balibar (presented at the Berlinale in 2015), and produced, with his production company House on Fire, L'Ornithologue (The Ornithologist), from Portuguese director João Pedro Rodrigues (Best Director Locarno 2016) followed by Cassandro, the Exotico! by Marie Losier (Acid 2018) in collaboration with Tamara Films. He has also written for Hélier Cisterne (De nos frères blesses (Faithful), presented at Premiers Plans this year), Manu Laskar (Le Médium), Marie Losier (Sugar Bomb). Screened in its world première at Venise-Giornate degli autori, his third feature, Madeleine Collins with Virginie Efira, was released last December.

Cast : Virginie Efira, Bruno Salomone, Quim Gutiérrez, Jacqueline Bisset, Valérie Donzelli, Nadav Lapid
Screenplay : Antoine Barraud
Collaboration au scénario : Héléna Klotz
Cinematography : Gordon Spooner
Sound : Jürg Lempen, Benjamin Benoit, Emmanuel de Boissieu
Editing : Anita Roth
Music : Romain Trouillet

Production : Les Films du Bélier

French distributor : Paname Distribution

International sales : Charades