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21TH edition NOVEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 7, 2024

Making Of

Cédric Kahn


Director's Biography

After producing his first short film, Cédric Kahn launched his directing career at the Premiers Plans Festival with his first full-length film, Railway Bar (1991). His fourth film, Roberto Succo (2001), was selected for the Official Competition of the Festival de Cannes, and Red Lights (2004) was in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival. In 2014, Kahn was awarded the Special Prize of the Jury at the San Sebastián International Film Festival for Wild Life. In 2018, The Prayer’s leading actor won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the Berlinale. Happy Birthday, starring Catherine Deneuve, was released in 2019. He went on to direct Making Of and The Goldman Case, which opened the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes in 2023.

Screenings :
Fri 1 / 19h30 / Palais des Congrès Salle des Ministres
Fri 1 / 19h30 / Palais des Congrès Salle des Ministres

In the presence of the film crew

Simon, a well-known French director, starts shooting his next film, a story about workers fighting to protect their factory from being relocated. But nothing goes as planned: his producer Viviane wants to rewrite the ending and is threatening to cut the budget; his own crew goes on strike; his personal life is in shambles; and, to make things worse, his lead actor Alain is an egocentric jerk. Joseph, an extra who wants to get into the film industry, agrees to direct the making of and shoots behind-the-scenes footage. He takes his role very seriously and starts following the crew around, capturing the whole mess. What follows is proof that the making-of project is sometimes far better than the film itself.

Director Cédric Kahn
Producer Olivier Delbosc
Screenwriter Fanny Burdino, Samuel Doux
Cinematographer Patrick Ghiringhelli
Production Designer Damien Rondeau
Editor Yann Dedet
Sound Martin Boissau
Colour Colour
Denis Podalydès, Jonathan Cohen, Stefan Crepon, Souheila Yacoub, Emmanuelle Bercot, Xavier Beauvois, Valérie Donzelli

Production Company Curiosa Films
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