A family drama. A deceased mother and a father with a new wife. Three sisters; the middle one has lost her lover by whom she is pregnant. During a family dinner an old secret emerges. A search for identity and primarily a story about human relationships.
Eve is a young woman who lives in the South of France. One evening, her boyfriend commits suicide and soon after she turns out to be pregnant. It is the start of a drama that (primarily) investigates the role of parenthood.
During a family dinner, the new wife of Eve’s father brings up an old family secret. As a result, Judith, one of Eve’s two sisters, becomes convinced that her father is not her biological father, and she goes looking for him. In the meantime, Eve wonders whether she wants to keep the child.
Damien Odoul is a wayward outsider in the French film industry and based his film, made for television, on an autobiographical detail, using this as a starting point for his story about identity, origins, family bonds and mourning. The French actress Emmanuelle Béart stars as the alcoholic new mother-in-law. Also with minor roles for Mathieu Amalric and Charles Berling. –IFFR
Born in 1968, Damien Odoul has created a universe whose style is impossible to pin down. Spanning film, performance art, poetry and theatre, his work “constantly flouts the limits history has imposed on the genres”
1 . In the space of fifteen years or so, Damien Odoul has written and directed several art videos, 11 short films and 5 feature-length films, including a trilogy on the theme of ‘the double’: Morasseix, Errance, Le Souffle, which was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the 2001 Venice Film Festival. En attendant le Déluge (2003, “Waiting for the flood”), a hedonistic tale that recounts the pleasures of life from its beginnings until death, was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, while his latest film, L’Histoire de Richard O. (2006, “The Story of Richard O.”), has been playing in cinemas for six consecutive weeks now. A prolific and multi-talented creative force, this year he will publish his Poèmes du Milieu. According to the artist, it is “visceral poetry”… read more