KISS AND CRY

by Chloé Mahieu, Lila Pinell
KISS AND CRY

Informations

Nation: France

Year: 2017

Length: 80'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

Sarah, at fifteen years of age, returns to figure skating at the Colmar club without knowing whether she is doing it for herself or for her mother. She is confronted with the violence of high level competition, rivalry between the girls, and the harsh words of the trainer. While her body is put through its paces by the ice, her adolescent desires turn her attention away from her sporting ambitions.

Director

Chloe Mahieu

Chloe Mahieu

Chloé Mahieu (France) studied history and then art history at the École du Louvre. Between 2003 and 2006 she collaborated on the sets of fiction shorts and feature films and in 2007 she dedicated herself to working for TV, starting with socially-relevant topics. In 2008 she directed her first movie, Gentlemen cambrioleurs, which depicts various robbers and anarchic writers.

Filmography:

Chloé Mahieu:
Les Gentlemen Cambrioleurs (mm, 2008).

Chloé Mahieu, Lila Pinell:
Nos fiançailles (mm, 2011), Boucle piqué (mm, 2013), Des troubles dans les genres (mm, 2014), Business Club (mm, doc., 2015), Kiss & Cry (2017).

Lila Pinell

Lila Pinell

Lila Pinell (France) studied philosophy and got a master’s degree in documentary directing in Lussas between 2005 and 2006. Her first film, Nous arrivons, deals with the daily life of a group of children in a self-managed holiday camp.

Filmography:

Lila Pinell
Al Païs (coregia/codirector, Emma Augier, Céline Carridroit, Jean-Claude Cottet-Dumoulin, François Engrand, Aline Fischer, Rui Eduardo Gomes de Abreu, Benoît Legrand, Claudia Marschal, Isabelle Solas, Jenny Teng, Nicolas Vital, mm, 2006), Aérocity (cm, 2006), 3 sœurs (coregia/codirector Céline Carridroit, cm, 2007), Nous arrivons (mm, 2009), Arturo (coregia/codirector Elie Wajeman, mm, doc., 2011), Business Club (coregia/codirector Chloé Mahieu, mm, 2015).

Chloé Mahieu, Lila Pinell:
Nos fiançailles (mm, 2011), Boucle piqué (mm, 2013), Des troubles dans les genres (mm, 2014), Business Club (mm, doc., 2015), Kiss & Cry (2017).

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/directors, screenplay
Chloé Mahieu, Lila Pinell
fotografia/cinematography
Sylvain Verdet, Xavier Liberman
montaggio/film editing
Emma Augier
musica/music
Aurore Meyer-Mahieu
suono/sound
Nicolas Waschkowski, Emma Reverchon
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Sarah Bramms (Sarah), Xavier Dias, Dinara Droukarova, Carla-Marie Santerre, Aurélie Faula, Amanda Pierre, Noémie Carroué, Samuel Brian, Cassandra Perotin, Eve Cornet, Ilana Bramms, Lisa Perestrelo
produttore/producer
Emmanuel Chaumet
produzione/production
Ecce Films


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contatti/contacts
Ecce Films
Louise Rinaldi
rinaldi@eccefilms.fr
www.eccefilms.fr

Director statement

“Kiss and Cry is a sort of extension of the medium-length Boucle piqué. Most of the same protagonists are in it and through fiction we deal with the question of the desires of adolescents and their submission to the more authoritarian desires of adults. The shooting of Boucle piqué didn’t last long, only a dozen days. Instead, for Kiss & Cry, we had five weeks to push ourselves beyond the fiction, to imagine a story improvised by our non-professional actors and to also insert a few dreamlike sequences, an idea which was already hinted at in the preceding film.”

Synopsis Learn more

Sarah, at fifteen years of age, returns to figure skating at the Colmar club without knowing whether she is doing it for herself or for her mother. She is confronted with the violence of high level competition, rivalry between the girls, and the harsh words of the trainer. While her body is put through its paces by the ice, her adolescent desires turn her attention away from her sporting ambitions.

Director All about direction

Chloe Mahieu

Chloe Mahieu

Chloé Mahieu (France) studied history and then art history at the École du Louvre. Between 2003 and 2006 she collaborated on the sets of fiction shorts and feature films and in 2007 she dedicated herself to working for TV, starting with socially-relevant topics. In 2008 she directed her first movie, Gentlemen cambrioleurs, which depicts various robbers and anarchic writers.

Filmography:

Chloé Mahieu:
Les Gentlemen Cambrioleurs (mm, 2008).

Chloé Mahieu, Lila Pinell:
Nos fiançailles (mm, 2011), Boucle piqué (mm, 2013), Des troubles dans les genres (mm, 2014), Business Club (mm, doc., 2015), Kiss & Cry (2017).

Lila Pinell

Lila Pinell

Lila Pinell (France) studied philosophy and got a master’s degree in documentary directing in Lussas between 2005 and 2006. Her first film, Nous arrivons, deals with the daily life of a group of children in a self-managed holiday camp.

Filmography:

Lila Pinell
Al Païs (coregia/codirector, Emma Augier, Céline Carridroit, Jean-Claude Cottet-Dumoulin, François Engrand, Aline Fischer, Rui Eduardo Gomes de Abreu, Benoît Legrand, Claudia Marschal, Isabelle Solas, Jenny Teng, Nicolas Vital, mm, 2006), Aérocity (cm, 2006), 3 sœurs (coregia/codirector Céline Carridroit, cm, 2007), Nous arrivons (mm, 2009), Arturo (coregia/codirector Elie Wajeman, mm, doc., 2011), Business Club (coregia/codirector Chloé Mahieu, mm, 2015).

Chloé Mahieu, Lila Pinell:
Nos fiançailles (mm, 2011), Boucle piqué (mm, 2013), Des troubles dans les genres (mm, 2014), Business Club (mm, doc., 2015), Kiss & Cry (2017).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura/directors, screenplay
Chloé Mahieu, Lila Pinell
fotografia/cinematography
Sylvain Verdet, Xavier Liberman
montaggio/film editing
Emma Augier
musica/music
Aurore Meyer-Mahieu
suono/sound
Nicolas Waschkowski, Emma Reverchon
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Sarah Bramms (Sarah), Xavier Dias, Dinara Droukarova, Carla-Marie Santerre, Aurélie Faula, Amanda Pierre, Noémie Carroué, Samuel Brian, Cassandra Perotin, Eve Cornet, Ilana Bramms, Lisa Perestrelo
produttore/producer
Emmanuel Chaumet
produzione/production
Ecce Films


**
contatti/contacts
Ecce Films
Louise Rinaldi
rinaldi@eccefilms.fr
www.eccefilms.fr

Director statement Read more

“Kiss and Cry is a sort of extension of the medium-length Boucle piqué. Most of the same protagonists are in it and through fiction we deal with the question of the desires of adolescents and their submission to the more authoritarian desires of adults. The shooting of Boucle piqué didn’t last long, only a dozen days. Instead, for Kiss & Cry, we had five weeks to push ourselves beyond the fiction, to imagine a story improvised by our non-professional actors and to also insert a few dreamlike sequences, an idea which was already hinted at in the preceding film.”