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Rhapsody

A film by Constance Meyer

Synopsis

A lonely sixty year old man lives in a small apartment on the top floor of a tower. Every day, a young woman entrusts her baby to him. A natural and unusual bond unites these two beings, one solid and sturdy, the other small and delicate.

Broadcast

CANAL + / September 25, 2016

Partners

CANAL +
CNC "Aide après réalisation" for short films

SALES
VOD : JIA Screen (China), UniversCiné, Brefcinéma, CVS Médiathèque Numérique (France), Pacific Voice Inc. (Japan)
TV : Ale Kino+ (Canal+ Poland), TV5 Monde, DTS (Canal + Spain)

Awards

Best short film, Les Arcs European Film Festival 2016 (France)
Jury Prize, Festival d'Alès - Itinérances 2016 (France)
Special Mention (screenplay) - Short Film Festival of Grenoble 2016 (France)
Silver Hugo - Chicago International Film Festival 2016 (USA)
Golden Olive - NDU International Film Festival 2016 (Lebanon)

Technical film summary

Directed by : Constance Meyer
Written by : Constance Meyer
Genre : Fiction
Length : 15'20
Format : HD
Location : Paris (France)
Production : SILEX FILMS / Priscilla BERTIN - Elisa LARRIERE - Judith NORA
Co production : CARMEN FILMS
Distribution/sales : L'Agence du court métrage
Year of production : 2015
Image : Christophe Offenstein
Sound : Fanny Weinzaepflen, Ivan Dumas
Editing : Anita Roth
Sound editing : Antoine Baudouin
Assistant director : Laurie Malarte
Mix : Julien Perez
Color grading : Elie Akoka
Poster : François Olislaeger

Casting

Gérard DEPARDIEU
Arsène ROMÉO (the baby)
Guillaume NICLOUX (the friend)

Festival selections

Selections 2016 (International) :

Locarno Film Festival (Switzerland) - international competition (Pardi di domani)
Stockholm International Film Festival (Sweden) - competition
Chicago International Film Festival (USA) - competition
FILMETS Badalona Film Festival (Spain) - competition
Ljubljana International Film Festival (Slovenia) - competition
Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal (Canada) - out of competition
Petaluma International Film Festival (California, USA) - out of competition
NDU International Film Festival (Lebanon) - competition
Leeds International Film Festival (UK) - competition

Selections 2016 (France) :

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival - national competition
Alès Itinérances Film Festival - competition
Côté Court Festival, Pantin - panorama
Short Film Festival of Grenoble - competition
Tournez Court Short Film Festival, Saint-Etienne - competition
Chacun son Court Festival, Strasbourg - competition
Nancy-Lorraine International Film Festival - competition
Saint-Paul Trois Châteaux Film Festival - out of competition
Paris Courts Devant Film Festival - competition
Les Arcs European Film Festival - competition

Selections 2017 :

Vilnius International Short Film Festival (Lithuania) - competition
Filmfest Dresden (Germany) - out of competition
MICGénero, Muestra Internacional de Cine con Perspectiva de Género (Mexico) - competition
Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series (USA) - competition
Lille International Short Film Festival (France) - competition
Festival Plein la Bobine - youth film festival (France) - out of competition
Destiny City Film Festival (USA) - competition
Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (Switzerland) - tour
shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival (Switzerland) - competition
Batroun Mediterranean Film Festival (Lebanon) - competition