a film by Olivier Arnold
7 min - 2014 - France
A few hours in a summer family reunion, an apparently joyful moment. But behind the fake smiles, the mouths are peddling rumours, bitterness and gossips. Everyone pretends to be somebody else and excels in self-deception. And all that navel-gazing prevents all the guests to notice the grandfather’s absence…
Born in 1980 in Belfort (France) Olivier ARNOLD is fascinated by cinema since childhood. This passion will guide his professional and personal choices. He studies History with an option in History of Cinema from 1998 to 2003 and immediately afterwards prepares the agrégation and CAPES examinations in the same fields.
Since 2003 he teaches History and Geography in a secondary school in the city of Mulhouse. But he cannot leave cinema on the side. In 2006 he gets a complementary certification in Cinema and Media, creates a movie club in his school and rushes to direct short films, several of them receiving institutional supports.
CrewDirected by: Olivier Arnold
Cast: Chantal RAULFF, Jean-Marie HOLTERBACH , Chantal CHEVAL , Joëlle FUOC, Jean-Pierre VERDEILHAN , Pierre RABY, Bruno DREYFÜRST , Anouck ULLRICH , Jérémie RABIOT, Linda WAHL , Florian BAKALEC , Marie MITTELBERGER , Philippe DUVERNOIS , Kuhran DERR, Antoine SCHENK, Louise DUVERNOIS, Eloi CUVILLIERS
Produced by: Adrien Michel & Mathieu Winckel - Synovie