Ma vie avec James Dean

(My Life with James Dean)

Francia, 2017, HD, 108', col.


Dominique Choisy

My Life with James Dean

Géraud Champreux is a young director who has made his first feature film, Ma vie avec James Dean, a drama with echoes of Jean Genet, the story of torrid homosexual passion. In order to promote the film he has organized some screenings in the north of France, in Calais and nearby towns, even though this area seems too provincial to launch Gérard's dreams of glory. Although he is having relationship trouble with the actor who plays the leading role in his film, Gérard sets off on this promotional tour, which appears to him to be a leap in the dark. Things don't start well: as soon as he arrives his mobile phone is stolen, and he ends up feeling like a stranger in a strange land. The first of a series of unlucky and surreal (but extremely funny) situations, which, in the end, will make him grow as a human being and give him the inspiration for a new film project. Aan odd meta-comedy which is, first and foremost, a tribute to those who love cinema and make films whatever the cost.


Dominique Choisy


Dominique Choisy, Isabelle Debraye, Leo Segala

costume design

Céline Mombert


Zacharie Naciri


Bertrand Belin


Johnny Rasse, Mickaël Pelissier, Nathalie Richard, Juliette Damiens, Marie Vernalde, Bertrand Belin, Julien Graux, Sophie Matel, Tancredi Volpert, Yannick Bequelin


François Drouot, Marie Sonne-Jensen


La Voie Lactée


Reel Suspects


Dominique Choisy


The French director Dominique Choisy was born in 1959 and studied at the French school Institut des hautes études cinématographiques. Later he worked as an editor for the television channel France 3. After directing five short films, in 2000 he debuted, both as director and screenwriter, with his first feature film Modern Comforts, which deals with the topic of social drama. He also won the FIPRESCI Award at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival. In 2012 he wrote and directed Les fraises des bois and in 2017 the movie My Life with James Dean.