VA, TOTO!

by Pierre Creton
GO, TOTO!

Informations

Nation: France

Year: 2017

Length: 94'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

The arrival of Toto the boar piglet at Madeleine’s place; Vincent’s trip through India and his problems with monkeys; the dreams Joseph has thanks to his sleep apnea machine: these are the tales that Pierre shares with us, tales that summon up, in one way or another, our relations with animals – our other neighbors.

Director

Pierre Creton

Pierre Creton

Pierre Creton (France, 1966) is a filmmaker and a farmer who lives and works in
Vattetot-sur-Mer (Seine Maritime). He studied at Villa Arson, in Nice, and at the École des beaux-arts in Le Havre, after which he decided to move to Caux and concentrate on farming. To Creton, choosing a profession which is usually considered at the bottom of the social ladder represented his desire to take things as they come; and ever since 1992, when he also began to work as a director, it has also given him subjects for his stories. His movies have been presented at various festivals, including FIDMarseille, where in 2008 L’heure du berger won the Grand Prix in the French competition.

Filmography:
Une saison (cm, doc., 2002), La vie après la mort (cm, doc., 2002), Secteur 545 (2004), Le voyage à Vézelay (cm, doc., 2005), Paysage imposé (cm, 2006), Les vrilles de la vignes (cm, doc., 2007), Maniquerville (doc., 2009), Le paysage pour témoin, rencontre avec Georges-Arthur Goldschmidt (cm, doc., 2009), Le grand cortège (cm, doc., 2011), Le marché, petit commerce documentaire (cm, doc., 2012), Sur la voie (doc., 2013), Petit traité de la marche en plaine (coregia/codirector Vincent Barré, cm, doc., 2014), Va, Toto! (doc., 2017). 

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Pierre Creton
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Pierre Creton, Mathilde Girard, Vincent Barré, Pierre Trividic
fotografia/cinematography
Pierre Creton, Léo Gil-Mena
montaggio/film editing
Ariane Doublet
suono/sound
Michel Bertrou
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Ghislaine Paul-Cavallier (Madeleine), Vincent Barré (Vincent), Pierre Lavenu (Joseph), Raymonde Leroux (Monette), Pierre Creton (Pierre)
produttore/producer
Arnaud Dommerc
produzione/production
andolfi
coproduzione/coproduction
Studio Orlando

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contatti/contacts
JHR Films
info@jhrfilms.com
www.jhrfilms.com

Director statement

“People do everything they can to separate themselves from animals. Something nice which happens in India, at Shimla, is that there is no separation between the territory of the monkeys and that of people, or at least it’s very indistinct. Often, you don’t know which territory you are in. The other world we are shown might be a dream world. And so this film, above and beyond Joseph’s dreams, took on a dreamlike touch of its own during editing.”

Synopsis Learn more

The arrival of Toto the boar piglet at Madeleine’s place; Vincent’s trip through India and his problems with monkeys; the dreams Joseph has thanks to his sleep apnea machine: these are the tales that Pierre shares with us, tales that summon up, in one way or another, our relations with animals – our other neighbors.

Director All about direction

Pierre Creton

Pierre Creton

Pierre Creton (France, 1966) is a filmmaker and a farmer who lives and works in
Vattetot-sur-Mer (Seine Maritime). He studied at Villa Arson, in Nice, and at the École des beaux-arts in Le Havre, after which he decided to move to Caux and concentrate on farming. To Creton, choosing a profession which is usually considered at the bottom of the social ladder represented his desire to take things as they come; and ever since 1992, when he also began to work as a director, it has also given him subjects for his stories. His movies have been presented at various festivals, including FIDMarseille, where in 2008 L’heure du berger won the Grand Prix in the French competition.

Filmography:
Une saison (cm, doc., 2002), La vie après la mort (cm, doc., 2002), Secteur 545 (2004), Le voyage à Vézelay (cm, doc., 2005), Paysage imposé (cm, 2006), Les vrilles de la vignes (cm, doc., 2007), Maniquerville (doc., 2009), Le paysage pour témoin, rencontre avec Georges-Arthur Goldschmidt (cm, doc., 2009), Le grand cortège (cm, doc., 2011), Le marché, petit commerce documentaire (cm, doc., 2012), Sur la voie (doc., 2013), Petit traité de la marche en plaine (coregia/codirector Vincent Barré, cm, doc., 2014), Va, Toto! (doc., 2017). 

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Pierre Creton
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Pierre Creton, Mathilde Girard, Vincent Barré, Pierre Trividic
fotografia/cinematography
Pierre Creton, Léo Gil-Mena
montaggio/film editing
Ariane Doublet
suono/sound
Michel Bertrou
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Ghislaine Paul-Cavallier (Madeleine), Vincent Barré (Vincent), Pierre Lavenu (Joseph), Raymonde Leroux (Monette), Pierre Creton (Pierre)
produttore/producer
Arnaud Dommerc
produzione/production
andolfi
coproduzione/coproduction
Studio Orlando

**
contatti/contacts
JHR Films
info@jhrfilms.com
www.jhrfilms.com

Director statement Read more

“People do everything they can to separate themselves from animals. Something nice which happens in India, at Shimla, is that there is no separation between the territory of the monkeys and that of people, or at least it’s very indistinct. Often, you don’t know which territory you are in. The other world we are shown might be a dream world. And so this film, above and beyond Joseph’s dreams, took on a dreamlike touch of its own during editing.”