La Famille Wolberg

Film Information:


The Wolberg Family




Axelle Ropert




35 mm


82 min


  • François Damiens
  • Valérie Benguigui
  • Léopoldine Serre
  • Valentin Vigourt
  • Serge Bozon


  • GUIÓN: Axelle Ropert
  • FOTOGRAFÍA: Céline Bozon
  • MONTAJE: Emmanuelle Castro, Thomas Glaser
  • PRODUCCIÓN: Philippe Martin, David Thion


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Simon (François Damiens) is the Mayor of a town in the French Basque Country, and the kind of person who does everything he can to gather his scattered family, even when the other family members are not so interested. His older daughter’s birthday will be the perfect excuse for him –in an improvised but secretly desired way– to put his suspicions about his wife’s infidelity on the table. This is the starting point for a family crisis that’s full of accusations and clashes that have nothing to envy Arnaud Desplechin’s films. The Wolberg Family is the first feature by Axelle Ropert, known by her film reviews in Les Inrockuptibles and her scripts for Serge Bozon. The director of La France plays the role of Simon’s bohemian brother-in-law, and his sister Celine was the cinematographer of both films (and also The Queen of Hearts, programmed in this edition). As it happened with the soundtrack of La France– the use of soul songs from the 60s reminds us not so much of a period but a mood.

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