Following an urban redevelopment project, Géro is about to be evicted from his home and his small theatre, where he no longer plays since he lost his voice. A nephew he barely knows suddenly settles in his home. He wants to write.
Goldilocks Planets opens with the cold presentation of a new urban project that generates practical concerns for the inhabitants of that neighbourhood. Squeezed between dull suburban areas and standardised office buildings, Gaël Lépingle's characters try and counter the fast-track dehumanisation of their environment. But fiction can thrive in the most unexpected places: an art performance set in a car park, a small theater venue surviving inside a housing lot... . This films depicts the heterotopia that can still be found amid our dead towns and cities in a romantic and Moonfleet-inspired tone that turns the characters' daily lives into thrilling adventures. (Mona Journo)
FIRST FRENCH FICTION*
* Selected only for the prize Gérard Frot-Coutaz
Ludovic Douare, Delphine Chuillot, Renan Prevot, Georges Gay
Gaëlle Jones, Perspective Films / Nadejda Tilhou, Cents Soleils
Gaël Lépingle has grown up in Orléans and is still nurtured by the landscapes from this region. This is where he shot La Nuit Tombée, a short film with a score by Julien Joubert that was screened at the festival Entrevues in 2014, and Julien, a medium-length documentary which received the FID festival's French Competition Award in 2010. LM/ FF : Julien (2010) CM/SF : La Prisonnière du pont aux Dions (2005), Guy Gilles et le temps désaccordé (2008), La Nuit tombée (Entrevues, 2014), Une jolie vallée (2015)