MARCHE OU CRÈVE

by Margaux Bonhomme
HEAD ABOVE WATER

Informations

Nation: France

Year: 2018

Length: 83'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

Elisa is an enthusiastic and hotheaded teenager who’s hoping to enjoy her last summer at home in Vercors, in South-West France, before moving away and striking out on her own. But the one to move out ends up being her mother, leaving Elisa and her father to take care of Elisa’s older sister, Manon, who has mental and physical disabilities. The ever-increasing weight of this burden pushes Elisa from love to hate and to the verge of losing herself and ground.

Director

Margaux Bonhomme

Margaux Bonhomme

Margaux Bonhomme (Paris, 1974), starting at a young age, worked as a photographer, collaborating with agencies such as Magnum and Rapho, after which she honed her technique at the London Film School. She returned to Paris after receiving her degree, in 1998, and began her career as a director in cinema and advertising, all the while exhibiting her photographs in Paris and Arles. In 2009, she made her first short film, Un certain dimanche, which received the Audience Award at the Festival of Pontault-Combault, as did another short film of hers, La voix du Kate Moss, which was awarded in 2012 at Montpellier. In 2011, she dealt for the first time with the topic of disabilities in her documentary short Bel Canto, the start of a reflection which became central in Marche ou crève, her first feature film.

Filmography:
Un certain dimanche (cm, 2009), Bel Canto (doc., cm, 2011), La voix du Kate Moss (cm, 2012), Marche ou crève (2018).

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Margaux Bonhomme
dialoghi/dialogues
Margaux Bonhomme, Fanny Burdino
fotografia/cinematography
Julien Roux
montaggio/film editing
Vincent Delorme
scenografia/production design
Damien Rondeau
costumi/costume design
Bethsabée Dreyfus
musica/music
Pascal Humbert
suono/sound
Frédéric Dabo, Najib El Yafi, Benjamin Laurent
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Diane Rouxel (Elisa), Cédric Kahn (François), Jeanne Cohendy (Manon), Pablo Pauly, Agathe Dronne
produttore/producer
Caroline Bonmarchand
produzione/production
Avenue B Productions
coproduzione/coproduction
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Ciné +, Cofimages 29, Cinéventures 3, Centre National du Cinéma & de l’Image Animée, Procirep, Nour Films & Charades

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contatti/contacts
Charades
Nicolas Rebeschini
[email protected]
www.charades.eu

Director statement

“There’s a large autobiographical dimension to this project, but I think that what the characters are going through resonates on a universal level. Manon’s disability puts stress on the characters’ relationships with each another and raises questions on a larger level, about the importance of these relationships, about guilt, jealousy, and separation. We can’t stop ourselves from loving our siblings, but at what price? This is the question Elisa confronts in the film.”

Synopsis Learn more

Elisa is an enthusiastic and hotheaded teenager who’s hoping to enjoy her last summer at home in Vercors, in South-West France, before moving away and striking out on her own. But the one to move out ends up being her mother, leaving Elisa and her father to take care of Elisa’s older sister, Manon, who has mental and physical disabilities. The ever-increasing weight of this burden pushes Elisa from love to hate and to the verge of losing herself and ground.

Director All about direction

Margaux Bonhomme

Margaux Bonhomme

Margaux Bonhomme (Paris, 1974), starting at a young age, worked as a photographer, collaborating with agencies such as Magnum and Rapho, after which she honed her technique at the London Film School. She returned to Paris after receiving her degree, in 1998, and began her career as a director in cinema and advertising, all the while exhibiting her photographs in Paris and Arles. In 2009, she made her first short film, Un certain dimanche, which received the Audience Award at the Festival of Pontault-Combault, as did another short film of hers, La voix du Kate Moss, which was awarded in 2012 at Montpellier. In 2011, she dealt for the first time with the topic of disabilities in her documentary short Bel Canto, the start of a reflection which became central in Marche ou crève, her first feature film.

Filmography:
Un certain dimanche (cm, 2009), Bel Canto (doc., cm, 2011), La voix du Kate Moss (cm, 2012), Marche ou crève (2018).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Margaux Bonhomme
dialoghi/dialogues
Margaux Bonhomme, Fanny Burdino
fotografia/cinematography
Julien Roux
montaggio/film editing
Vincent Delorme
scenografia/production design
Damien Rondeau
costumi/costume design
Bethsabée Dreyfus
musica/music
Pascal Humbert
suono/sound
Frédéric Dabo, Najib El Yafi, Benjamin Laurent
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Diane Rouxel (Elisa), Cédric Kahn (François), Jeanne Cohendy (Manon), Pablo Pauly, Agathe Dronne
produttore/producer
Caroline Bonmarchand
produzione/production
Avenue B Productions
coproduzione/coproduction
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Ciné +, Cofimages 29, Cinéventures 3, Centre National du Cinéma & de l’Image Animée, Procirep, Nour Films & Charades

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contatti/contacts
Charades
Nicolas Rebeschini
[email protected]
www.charades.eu

Director statement Read more

“There’s a large autobiographical dimension to this project, but I think that what the characters are going through resonates on a universal level. Manon’s disability puts stress on the characters’ relationships with each another and raises questions on a larger level, about the importance of these relationships, about guilt, jealousy, and separation. We can’t stop ourselves from loving our siblings, but at what price? This is the question Elisa confronts in the film.”