O parque | The Park
France | 2016 | 71′ | Colour | DCP
Dirección/Direction: Damien Manivel. Guión/Script: Damien Manivel, Isabel Pagliai. Fotografía/Cinematography: Isabel Pagliai. Son/Sound: Simon Apostolou, Arnaud Marten, Jérôme Petit. Montaxe/Editing: William Laboury. Intérpretes/Cast: Naomie Vogt-Roby, Maxime Bachellerie, Sessouma Sobere. Produción/Production: Damien Manivel, Thomas Ordonneau. Produtora/Production Company: MLD Films, Shellac Sud.
Summertime. Two teenagers, a boy and a girl, have their first date in a park. Hesitant and shy at first, they soon start to discover each other, get closer as they wander, and end up falling in love. But when the sun goes down, the time of departure comes… And a dark night begins.
Cannes 2016 – ACID
Entrevues Belfort Film Festival 2016 – Grand Prix Janine Bazin Award (Best Feature Film)
Jeonju International Film Festival 2017 – Woosuk Award
Damien Manivel has worked as a dancer and contemporary circus artist. His short La dáme au chien (2010) won the Jean Vigo Award. His first feature film, A Young Poet –which was part of Novos Cinemas Edition Ø’s official selection– was recognized with the Special Mention of the Jury at the Locarno Film Festival. His second feature, The Park, was premiered at Cannes (ACID selection) 2016.