Dancing

(Ballroom)

Francia, 2003, 35mm, 94', col.

director:

Patrick Marie Bernard, Xavier Brillat, Pierre Trividic

Ballroom

Patrick is a writer who lives on the first floor of a building by the sea in Brittany . He has been working on a novel for some time, but he seems to have run out of ideas and the willpower to finish it. On the ground floor of the building, where there once used to be a dance hall, is the studio of his boyfriend René, a creative artist, who is working on an exhibition focused on the figure of the bear. René too is feeling on edge and afflicted by something that gives him uncertainty and no peace: a terrible image of two identical people dressed as clowns persecutes him. Although he's trying to concentrate on his work, he feels that something is not right. In an escalation of inexplicable phenomena, he begins to be tormented by voices that only he can hear. Until one day he comes face to face with his double. A mystery that develops into a surrealistic and disturbing drama.

screenplay

Pierre Trividic, Patrick Marie Bernard

editing

Stephane Huter, Christine Maffre

photography

Xavier Brillat, Emmanuel Caula

production design

Patrick Marie Bernard, Florence Vax

sound

Sophie Chiabaut, André Rigaut

cast

Patrick Marie Bernard, Pierre Trividic, Jean-Yves Jouannais, Peter Bonke, Bernard Binet, Carine Ruszniewski, Véronique Bayer, Fabienne Le Sager

producer

Patrick Sobelman

production

Ex Nihilo, Mikros Image, ARTE France Cinéma

 

AGAT Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo
exploitation@agatfilms.com

 

Patrick Marie Bernard, Xavier Brillat

Biofilmography



Patrick Marie Bernard (1967), Xavier Brillat (1965) and Pierre Trividic (1957) debuted as directors of feature film in 2003, with Dancing, which allowed them to take part in the Tribeca Film Festival. They first directed together the documentary Ceci est une pipe (2011), which was awarded the Docupolis Award at the Barcelona Docupolis Festival and was shown on Canal+. In 2006, Bernard and Trividic co-directed the TV movie Une famille parfaite and, in 2008, L'autre, a dramatic film presented in competition in Venice, which was awarded the Coppa Volpi.

Pierre Trividic

Biofilmography