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Film Info

Film Information

Exhibition Title Pater
Original Title Pater
English Title Pater
Director Alain Cavalier
Year 2011
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 105'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Vincent Lindon, Alain Cavalier,
  • Bernard Bureau, Jonathan Duong,
  • Hubert-Ange Fumey
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Alain Cavalier
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Alain Cavalier
  • Edición / Editing: Alain Cavalier
  • Producción / Producer: Michel Seydoux
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Camera One
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In the last official competition of the Cannes Festival, veteran Alain Cavallier presented a strange and audacious film that moves between documentary and fiction, where he films (and is filmed by) his friend, popular actor Vincent Lindon. The film delves into the intimacy and everyday life of that friendship (they are both passionate about clothes and gastronomy), but later hints a game that completely changes the tone: Cavalier turns into none other than the French president, with Lindon as his prime minister. In conversations and meals, they both think up how to solve the ruling class’ corruption and hypocrisy as well as the economic differences in society. Irreverent and non-judgmental –and yet much less emotional than in his recent intimate journals Le filmeur and Irène– the director of Thérèse turns Pater into a small, nice, and enjoyable autobiographical piece that also dares to deliver a sharp and ruthless political critique.



Schedule for this film

12 Apr / 12:30 h
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17 Apr / 17:00 h
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22 Apr / 20:45 h
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