Vilaine fille mauvais garçon

France

Synopsis

Life in the big city. Thomas is a young artist, broke and unattached. Laetitia is an attractive, intelligent young woman in high heels. A party. A dance. An invitation. The pair spends the night together – vacillating between hospital and bed, between light-heartedness and high drama. They are the bright stars that give paintings depth.

Director's Statement

Justine Triet graduated from the Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-arts in Paris. She has directed several films on video, examining the place of the individual within a group: SUR PLACE (2007), shot during student demonstrations, SOLFÉRINO (2008), shot during presidential elections. During a 2009 cultural exchange with Brazil, she directed DES OMBRES DANS LA MAISON in a township of São Paolo. Her films have been presented at the Centre Pompidou, the Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art and the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Paris. TWO SHIPS is her first short fiction film. Her first feature, THE SOLFERINO BATTLE, will be released in May 2013. How long did it take to make your short? Was it difficult to get financing? One year approximately. It was not very hard to finance it, although we didn’t have very much, my producer was a great support: He would have produced it with even less! Which thoughts come to mind concerning a “European cinema community”? Beautiful thoughts. If you owned a theatre for one night, which films would you screen? WARRENDALE (1967) by Allan King, FROWNLAND (2008) by Ronald Brownstein, STUCK ON YOU (2003) by the Farrelly Brothers or THE WIRE (season 1). What is your next project? I am currently doing the editing of a feature film, THE SOLFERINO BATTLE. It is about a couple struggling about their two young daughters on the day of the second turn of the French presidential elections.
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Justine Triet

Written by: Justine Triet

Produced by: Emmanuel Chaumet

Cinematography: Tom Harari

Editing: Damien Maestraggi

Sound Design: Jocelyn Robert

Sound: Julien Brossier

Main Cast: Laetitia Dosch, Thomas Lévy-Lasne

Compositing: Laure Arto

Nominations and Awards

  • European Short Film 2012