FRANCE

21 NIGHTS WITH PATTIE – 21 nuits avec Pattie

2015 – DCP – colore – 115’

 

Direction: Arnaud & Jean-Marie Larrieu

Screenplay: Arnaud & Jean-Marie Larrieu

Cinematography: Yannick Ressigeac

Editing: Annette Dutertre

Set design: Stéphane Lévy

Music: Nicolas Repac, Groupe Brutla (ball)

Costumes: Ma?a Ramedhan-Levi

Cast: Isabelle Carré, Karin Viard, André Dussollier, Sergi Lopez, Laurent Poitrenaux, Denis Lavant, Philippe Rebbot, Jules Ritmanic, Mathilde Monnier

Producers: Francis Boespflug, Bruno Pésery

Production: Aréna Films, Pyramide Productions con la partecipazione di with the partecipation of Canal +, OCS, Arte Cofinova

Internarional Sales: Pathé International

SYNOPSIS

In high summer, Caroline, a Parisian wife and mother, arrives in a small village in southern France. There, she has to organize the funeral of her mother, a flighty lawyer whom she hardly knew. She is greeted by Pattie, who likes nothing better than telling anyone who will listen about her sexual adventures with the local men. As the whole valley is preparing for the much-awaited 15 August annual ball, the body of the deceased mysteriously disappears.

DIRECTORS STATEMENT

“(…) She is an actress who is always able to put something of herself into the film. And that was very important for us, as 21 nights with Pattie is the first film where we have taken a female point of view. Our special correspondent for women was often Mathieu Almaric! (…) The interesting thing is – and we put that into the film – that she can be the kind of woman who acts like a child while at the same time showing the signs of being an adult. In some scenes she is a grown-up woman and a mother, but in other moments she becomes a little girl. We are fascinated by this ambiguity. (…)”

AWARDS AND FESTIVALS

2015 San Sebastián IFF – Competition: Best Screenplay

2015 London FF – Official Selection