To the foot of revolution, as the wind blows. Screened at the ACID Cannes 2018.
|Cast||Quentin Dolmaire, Grace Seri|
1792. Isolated in the mountains, far from the epicentre of the French Revolution, the monastery of young monk Gabriel is requisitioned to serve as barracks by the revolutionary troops and the silent young woman who accompanies them: Marianne. The new ideas Gabriel discovers through the forced cohabitation between monks and soldiers don’t leave him indifferent.
The film depicts an age of change and the rebellious sprit of the young, with a light and modern touch. The intimacy created by the closeness of the camera and its subject shows the beauty of French cinema. Music such as punk from the 70's that represent its time is used in sympathy with the stance underlying the film. Quentin Dolmaire who starred in Arnaud Desplechin's "My Golden Days", plays the role of a monk casting himself into the revolution. Do not miss the pearl of talent from the new generation.
Born in 1989 in France, Clément Schneider studied filmmaking at La Fémis where he graduated in 2013. He directed several shorts during his studies, but also self-produced and directed a feature film SKETCHES ON THE THEME OF LOVE. Since he finished La Fémis, he co-founded a production company Les Films d’Argile, in order to produce independant films – fiction and documentaries. He also keeps writing and directing his own films, like AMONG THE BEASTS, finalist of Sopadin Junior Best Script Price 2015.