LES GRANDS SQUELETTES

by Philippe Ramos
SILENT STREAMS

Informations

Nation: France

Year: 2018

Length: 70'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

A Parigi, in primavera, donne e uomini si perdono nei loro pensieri intimi, amorosi, sessuali. Attorno a loro, il tempo sembra fermarsi, i suoni del mondo scompaiono, i movimenti si congelano. E il film stesso vacilla tra il cinema e la fotografia.

Director

Philippe Ramos

Philippe Ramos

Philippe Ramos (Drôme, France, 1966) became interested in cinema at a young age, while studying art history in Grenoble, when he discovered Super8 movie cameras and shot a dozen amateur short films. He came to the attention of the Cinémathèque de Grenoble, and later moved to Paris to continue working as a filmmaker. After meeting the producer Florence Borelly of Sésame Films, he made his first “professional” shorts, including Vers le silence (1995) and Ici-bas (1996). In 1999, he debuted in feature films with L’arche de Noé, followed in 2002 by Adieu pays; in 2007 by Capitaine Achab (2007), freely adapted from Moby Dick (preceded in 2004 by a short film of the same title); and in 2011 by Jeanne Captive, a transposition of the life of Joan of Arc which participated in the competition Filmmakers of the Present in Locarno. In 2016, he directed Fou d’amour.

Filmography:
Les îles désertes (cm, 1993), Vers le silence (cm, 1995), Ici-bas (cm, 1996), L’arche de Noé (2000), Adieu pays (2003), Capitaine Achab (cm, 2004), Capitaine Achab (2007), Jeanne captive (2011), Fou d’amour (2015), Les grands squelettes (2018).

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura, fotografia, montaggio/director, screenplay, cinematography, film editing
Philippe Ramos
suono/sound
Philippe Grivel, Matthieu Deniau
interpreti/cast
Denis Lavant, Melvil Poupaud, Jean-François Stévenin, Jacques Nolot, Françoise Lebrun, Jacques Bonnaffé, Lise Lamétrie, Anne Azoulay, Mélodie Richard, Alice de Lencquesaing, Hovnatan Avédikian, Pauline Acquart, Rémy Adriaens
produttori/producers
Matthieu Deniau, Philippe Grivel, Gaël Teicher
produzione/production
Studio Orlando, La Traverse

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contatti/contacts
La Traverse
Gaël Teicher
[email protected]

Director statement

“I wanted to construct a constellation of thoughts, a series of interior monologues. This almost political approach aims to undermine the position of the hero or the main character (inevitable figures in any movie) and instead give voice to everyone in a democratic way: women, men, young people, old people, homosexuals, heterosexuals… It doesn’t matter who they are: in my eyes they are simply human beings and I want to listen to their intimacy. This intimate dimension pays tribute to them and highlights their fragility, because, to use an up-to-date term, it really is a zone to defend against a devastating economic and social system which has, to a large degree, already made us its victims. […] It was hard to do because I had to exploit the intimate thoughts of people every day, discover their anxieties, doubts, complicated love stories…”

Synopsis Learn more

A Parigi, in primavera, donne e uomini si perdono nei loro pensieri intimi, amorosi, sessuali. Attorno a loro, il tempo sembra fermarsi, i suoni del mondo scompaiono, i movimenti si congelano. E il film stesso vacilla tra il cinema e la fotografia.

Director All about direction

Philippe Ramos

Philippe Ramos

Philippe Ramos (Drôme, France, 1966) became interested in cinema at a young age, while studying art history in Grenoble, when he discovered Super8 movie cameras and shot a dozen amateur short films. He came to the attention of the Cinémathèque de Grenoble, and later moved to Paris to continue working as a filmmaker. After meeting the producer Florence Borelly of Sésame Films, he made his first “professional” shorts, including Vers le silence (1995) and Ici-bas (1996). In 1999, he debuted in feature films with L’arche de Noé, followed in 2002 by Adieu pays; in 2007 by Capitaine Achab (2007), freely adapted from Moby Dick (preceded in 2004 by a short film of the same title); and in 2011 by Jeanne Captive, a transposition of the life of Joan of Arc which participated in the competition Filmmakers of the Present in Locarno. In 2016, he directed Fou d’amour.

Filmography:
Les îles désertes (cm, 1993), Vers le silence (cm, 1995), Ici-bas (cm, 1996), L’arche de Noé (2000), Adieu pays (2003), Capitaine Achab (cm, 2004), Capitaine Achab (2007), Jeanne captive (2011), Fou d’amour (2015), Les grands squelettes (2018).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura, fotografia, montaggio/director, screenplay, cinematography, film editing
Philippe Ramos
suono/sound
Philippe Grivel, Matthieu Deniau
interpreti/cast
Denis Lavant, Melvil Poupaud, Jean-François Stévenin, Jacques Nolot, Françoise Lebrun, Jacques Bonnaffé, Lise Lamétrie, Anne Azoulay, Mélodie Richard, Alice de Lencquesaing, Hovnatan Avédikian, Pauline Acquart, Rémy Adriaens
produttori/producers
Matthieu Deniau, Philippe Grivel, Gaël Teicher
produzione/production
Studio Orlando, La Traverse

**
contatti/contacts
La Traverse
Gaël Teicher
[email protected]

Director statement Read more

“I wanted to construct a constellation of thoughts, a series of interior monologues. This almost political approach aims to undermine the position of the hero or the main character (inevitable figures in any movie) and instead give voice to everyone in a democratic way: women, men, young people, old people, homosexuals, heterosexuals… It doesn’t matter who they are: in my eyes they are simply human beings and I want to listen to their intimacy. This intimate dimension pays tribute to them and highlights their fragility, because, to use an up-to-date term, it really is a zone to defend against a devastating economic and social system which has, to a large degree, already made us its victims. […] It was hard to do because I had to exploit the intimate thoughts of people every day, discover their anxieties, doubts, complicated love stories…”