CINEMA, SOUL IN THE EYES
organization Art Promotion

ONE OF A KIND Mon âme par toi guérie

 

France – 2013 – DCP – color and  b&n – 124’

 

Direction: François Dupeyron
Screenplay: François Dupeyron from his novel  Chacun pour soi, Dieu s’en fout
Cinematography: Yves Angelo
Editing: Dominique Faysse
Sound: François Maurel, Armelle Mahé
Costumes: Catherine Bouchard
Cast: Grégory Gadebois, Céline Sallette, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Marie Payen, Philippe Rebbot, Marie Pratali, Agathe Dronne, Nathalie Boutefeu, Stephan Wojtowicz, Anthony Paliotti
Producer: Paulo Branco
Production: Alfama Films
World Sales: Kinology

 

SYNOPSIS

Fredi lost his mother…
She gave him a gift.
He doesn’t want to hear about it but he’s compelled and forced to recognize that his hands heal…
He wonders.
Where does this gift come from?
Never mind, he accepts it…

 

THE DIRECTOR: FRANÇOIS DUPEYRON

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Director, scriptwriter, writer and producer, he was born in Tartas, in Aquitaine, in 1950 and graduated in direction from the IDHEC. Co-founder of the collective of Cinélutte militant cinema, he became famous with the shorts La Nuit du hibou and Lamento winning the César Award respectively for best short documentary film and best short fiction film. In 1988 he shoots his first feature film Drôle d’endroit pour une rencontre, with the couple Deneuve and Depardieu, nominated at the César Awards for best debut film. After Un coeur qui bat, La Machine and C’est quoi la vie? with Eric Caravaca, he competed at Cannes Film Festival with La Chambre des officiers. He shoots Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt’s piece Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran, then Inguelezi, about illegal immigration, Aide-toi, le ciel t’aidera and Trésor.

 

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

“(…) Working with this new generation of actors is absolutely amazing for people like me because they’re young, talented and they’ve understood everything – without necessarily expressing it like me. They are a bit like two or three years-old children who instinctively know how to dial on a phone or type on a computer. With them, it’s immediate. Whereas it took me thirty years to get there. They are full of life and creativity so we have to avoid putting them in restricted boxes. (…) In the credits, I don’t put “Cinematography by…” but “Filmed by…”. It’s a discussion between two directors with him. I don’t speak to a cinematographer. It’s our story. Once I have proceeded to the first implementation with the actors, Yves takes the camera and starts to film, without me having to adjust the light or knowing what he is exactly going to do. Like me when I write. He’s fabulous, so I let him do and it’s often from this very precise moment that we all find our marks. (…)”

 

FILMOGRAPHY

1988 Lamento
1988 Drôle d’endroit pour une rencontre (Strange Place for an Encounter)
1991 Un coeur qui bat (A Beating Heart)
1994 La machine (The Machine)
1999 C’est quoi la vie? (What’s Life?)
2001 La chambre des officiers (The Officer’s Ward)
2003 Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (Monsieur Ibrahim)
2003 Inguélézi
2008 Aide-toi le ciel t’aidera (With a Little Help from Myself)
2009 Trésor
2013 Mon âme par toi guérie (One of a Kind)

 

FESTIVAL

2013 San Sebastian IFF – Competition
2013 Tokyo IFF
2013 Morelia IFF
2014 Palm Springs IFF
2014 Ecrans d’hiver – Institut Français de Vilnius
2014 Semaine du cinéma français – Institut Français de Rabat
2014 COLCOA – Los Angeles