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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023

The Holdovers (Winter Break)

Alexander Payne


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Director's Biography

Alexander Payne grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. He studied history and Spanish literature at Stanford University before earning an MFA in film at the University of California, Los Angeles. Payne has made eight feature films, including Election (1999), About Schmidt (2002), Sideways (2004), The Descendants (2011), and Nebraska (2013). His films have been nominated for a total of nineteen Academy Awards, including three times each for Best Picture and Best Director. He has won two Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay (for Sideways and The Descendants), and two of his films have won the Golden Globe for Best Picture (Sideways and About Schmidt). His most recent film, The Holdovers (2023), had its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Screenings :
Thu 30 / 20h30 / Palais des Congrès Salle des Ministres
Thu 30 / 20h30 / Palais des Congrès Salle des Ministres

In the presence of the film crew

Winter 1970. Paul Hunham, a curmudgeonly history instructor at a prestigious US school, is forced to remain on campus during the Christmas break to babysit a handful of students who have nowhere to go. Eventually, he forms an unlikely bond with Angus, a damaged, brainy troublemaker, and with Mary, the school’s head cook, who has just lost a son in Vietnam.

Director Alexander Payne
Producer David Hemingson
Screenwriter David Hemingson
Cinematographer Eigil Bryld
Production Designer Ryan Warren Smith
Editor Kevin Tent
Sound Frank Gaeta
Music Mark Orton
Colour Colour
Paul Giamati, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Dominic Sessa, Carrie Preston

Production Company Miramax, Gran Via
International Sales Company NBCUniversal