ULYSSE & MONA

by Sébastien Betbeder
ULYSSES & MONA - ULYSSE & MONA

Informations

Nation: France

Year: 2018

Length: 82'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

Ulysses, fifty-five years old, is a contemporary artist. Four years ago, he ran away from his family and put an end to his career. Nowadays, he lives alone, with his dog Joseph, in an old manor in the middle of the forest. He spends his days playing tennis on his own or listening to horror movies soundtracks. In short, Ulysse is bored to death, but he is too proud to admit it. Mona is twenty and is an arts student. Her life as an artist couldn’t be more uneventful, between still, nude drawing workshops or theory classes, taught by boring teachers. Mona decides out of the blue to go and meet Ulysse. After a laborious first attempt and some misfortune, both of them will end up on a journey that will change their lives forever.

Director

Sébastien Betbeder

Sébastien Betbeder

Sébastien Betbeder (Pau, France, 1975) studied at Le Fresnoy and has made numerous shorts, including Les mains d’Andréa (2006). That same year, he directed his first feature film, Nuage, selected at Locarno. In 2008, he presented La vie lointaine at the Torino Film Festival, and the next year the short Toutes les montagnes se ressemblent, directed in collaboration with Christelle Lheureux. In 2010, he shot Yoshido (Les autres vies), selected in Paris and Rotterdam. In 2012 premiered with Les nuits avec Théodore at Onde section, and the following year he won in Turin the Jury Special Prize with 2 automnes 3 hivers. In 2014 he presented in Turin, the short Inupiluk.

Filmography:

La fragilité des revenants (cm, 1999), Le haut mal (cm, 2000), Des voix alentour (cm, 2003), Nu devant un fantôme (cm, 2005), Les mains d’Andréa (cm, 2006), Nuage (2007), La vie lointaine (mm, 2008), Toutes les montagnes se ressemblent (coregia/codirector Christelle Lheureux, cm, 2009), The Unbroken Line (cm, 2010), Yoshido (Les autres vies) (mm, 2010), Sarah Adams (cm, 2011), Les nuits avec Théodore (2012), 2 automnes 3 hivers (2013), Inupiluk (cm, 2014), Le film que nous tournerons au Groenland (cm, 2015), Marie et les naufragés (2016), Le voyage au Groenland (2016).


Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Sébastien Betbeder
fotografia/cinematography
Romain Le Bonniec
montaggio/film editing
Céline Canard
scenografia/production design
Nicolas Trabaud
costumi/costume design
Jona Ballaran
musica/music
Minizza
suono/sound
Jérôme Aghion
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Manal Issa (Mona), Eric Cantona (Ulysse), Quentin Dolmaire (Camille), Marie Vialle (Alice), Micha Lescot (il capitano della gendarmeria/police officer), Jean-Luc Vincent (Boris)
produttore/producer
Frédéric Dubreuil
produzione/production
Envie de Tempête Productions
coproduzione/coproduction
Hold-Up Films, Média Solution

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contatti/contacts
Cercamon
Edgar Roche
edgar@cercamon.biz
www.cercamon.biz

Director statement


Synopsis Learn more

Ulysses, fifty-five years old, is a contemporary artist. Four years ago, he ran away from his family and put an end to his career. Nowadays, he lives alone, with his dog Joseph, in an old manor in the middle of the forest. He spends his days playing tennis on his own or listening to horror movies soundtracks. In short, Ulysse is bored to death, but he is too proud to admit it. Mona is twenty and is an arts student. Her life as an artist couldn’t be more uneventful, between still, nude drawing workshops or theory classes, taught by boring teachers. Mona decides out of the blue to go and meet Ulysse. After a laborious first attempt and some misfortune, both of them will end up on a journey that will change their lives forever.

Director All about direction

Sébastien Betbeder

Sébastien Betbeder

Sébastien Betbeder (Pau, France, 1975) studied at Le Fresnoy and has made numerous shorts, including Les mains d’Andréa (2006). That same year, he directed his first feature film, Nuage, selected at Locarno. In 2008, he presented La vie lointaine at the Torino Film Festival, and the next year the short Toutes les montagnes se ressemblent, directed in collaboration with Christelle Lheureux. In 2010, he shot Yoshido (Les autres vies), selected in Paris and Rotterdam. In 2012 premiered with Les nuits avec Théodore at Onde section, and the following year he won in Turin the Jury Special Prize with 2 automnes 3 hivers. In 2014 he presented in Turin, the short Inupiluk.

Filmography:

La fragilité des revenants (cm, 1999), Le haut mal (cm, 2000), Des voix alentour (cm, 2003), Nu devant un fantôme (cm, 2005), Les mains d’Andréa (cm, 2006), Nuage (2007), La vie lointaine (mm, 2008), Toutes les montagnes se ressemblent (coregia/codirector Christelle Lheureux, cm, 2009), The Unbroken Line (cm, 2010), Yoshido (Les autres vies) (mm, 2010), Sarah Adams (cm, 2011), Les nuits avec Théodore (2012), 2 automnes 3 hivers (2013), Inupiluk (cm, 2014), Le film que nous tournerons au Groenland (cm, 2015), Marie et les naufragés (2016), Le voyage au Groenland (2016).


Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Sébastien Betbeder
fotografia/cinematography
Romain Le Bonniec
montaggio/film editing
Céline Canard
scenografia/production design
Nicolas Trabaud
costumi/costume design
Jona Ballaran
musica/music
Minizza
suono/sound
Jérôme Aghion
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Manal Issa (Mona), Eric Cantona (Ulysse), Quentin Dolmaire (Camille), Marie Vialle (Alice), Micha Lescot (il capitano della gendarmeria/police officer), Jean-Luc Vincent (Boris)
produttore/producer
Frédéric Dubreuil
produzione/production
Envie de Tempête Productions
coproduzione/coproduction
Hold-Up Films, Média Solution

**
contatti/contacts
Cercamon
Edgar Roche
edgar@cercamon.biz
www.cercamon.biz

Director statement Read more