International Competition : First French Features 2017

The Starry Sky Above Me

Ilan Klipper

2017
France
1h17
Fiction
Col.

While Bruno is indeed a writer, he has not published anything for 20 years, lives in a shared flat, where he leads a bohemian lifestyle clad in boxer shorts and dressing gown. Out of concern, his family and friends show up at his house with the best of intentions. But is it possible to help, even against the will of the man himself? Especially since there is talk of internment… The film focuses on the actors’ performances, especially the weird and winsome Laurent Poitrenaux. It is also about exploring theatricality – or even vaudeville – while breaking up temporalities and levels of reality. Ilan Klipper orchestrates a disturbing comedy, almost exclusively “in camera”, intently questioning the norms that society tends to impose on others. (Arnaud Hée)

Inspired by Frederick Wiseman, Ilan Klipper starts in cinema by directing documentaries : with two films about the police, then one about psychiatry.
CM/SF : Juke-Box (Entrevues 2014, Prix One+One), Pandore (Entrevues 2011)
LM/FF : Flics (2008) et Commissariat (2009), co-réalisés avec Virgil Vernier, Saint-Anne (2010)

Cast
Laurent Poitrenaux, Camille Chamoux, Marilyne Canto, Alma Jodorowsky, François Chattot, Michèle Moretti, Frank Williams
Screenplay
Ilan Klipper avec la collaboration de Raphael Neal
Photography
Lazare Pedron
Sound
François Meynot, Simon Apostolou, Julien Roig
Music
Frank Williams
Art direction
Anna Le Mouël
Editing
Carole Le Page
Production
Nicolas Anthomé (Bathysphère Productions)

CONTACT
Bathysphère productions
diffusion@bathysphere.fr

 

2017 Competition