January 21 - February 1

The Open Reel in Rotterdam with A YOUNG POET by Damien Manivel



Pathé 5, Fri 23 Jan, 22:15
Pathé 4, Sat 24 Jan, 13:00
Cinerama 1, Sun 25 Jan. 09:30
LantarenVenster 2, Thu 29 Jan, 12:00


France, 2014, 71′, col.
Cast: Rémi Taffanel, Enzo Vassallo, Léonore Fernandes
Producer(s): MLD Films
Genre: Drama, First Film
Language: French
Festival Internazionale del Film Locarno /Filmmakers of the Present - Special Mention
Montréal FNC
Katowice Ars Independent Film Festival - Students Award
Festival du Film d’Amiens
Vendome International Film Festival
Festival Premiers Plans d'Angers
Paris Environmental International Film Festival
Berlin Critics' Week
Territories available:
all, except France, Brazil, Poland, Northern America, Slovakia, Czech Republik.

Synopsis: Barely out of his teens, Rémi dreams of becoming a poet and thrilling the world with his powerful and unforgettable verse. Seeking inspiration in the oppressively hot city of Sète, pen and notebook in hand, Rémi is determined to write his poem... But where to begin? By spending hours contemplating the sea? Climbing a mountain? Listening to the birds singing? Going to the library? Finding his muse? In bars? In the cemetery? Underwater? And if none of that works, then by drinking, drinking and drinking some more until that spark of inspiration strikes.

Biofilmography: Damien Manivel (1981, France) has worked as a dancer and contemporary circus artist. In parallel to his job as a performer he has been making short films. His short The Lady with the Dog (2010) has been selected for the 2011 Tiger Awards competition in Rotterdam and won the Jean Vigo Prize the same year. His latest short, A Sunday Morning, was selected at the 2012 edition of La Semaine de la Critique in Cannes and won the Nikon Discovery Award.


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