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PASSION SIMPLE

Danielle ARBID

2020

99

minutes

FRANCE, BELGIUM

A gripping adaptation of French writer Annie Ernaux's best-selling novel, adapted for the screen by Lebanese filmmaker Danielle Arbid. The film crafts a portrait of the addictive relationship between a mysterious Russian diplomat and a mother, with the latter's psyche gradually dissolving as she waits for a man with whom she shares nothing in common. With Laetitia Dosch, who starred in 2017's Caméra d'or-winning Montparnasse Bienvenue (Jeune Femme) by Leonor Serraille, and ballet dancer Sergei Polunin.

 the Selection Committee

From September last year, I have done nothing but wait for a man: just waiting for him to call me and come to my house. Everything about him was precious to me, his eyes, his mouth, his penis, his childhood memories, his voice...

CASTING

Laetitia DOSCH

Hélène

Sergueï POLUNIN

Alexandre

Lou-Teymour THION

Paul

Caroline DUCEY

Anita

CREDITS

Danielle ARBID

Realisation

Danielle ARBID, Annie ERNAUX

Screenplay

Pascale GRANEL

Cinematography

Charlotte DE CADEVILLE

Production Design

Thomas MARCHAND

Editing

Paul MAERNOUDT, Marc BASTIEN

Sound

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PRODUCTION

LES FILMS PELLEAS

25 rue Michel Le Comte 75003 PARIS

FRANCE

DISTRIBUTION

PYRAMIDE DISTRIBUTION

FESTIVAL DE CANNES

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