The grand ball

France, 2018, 99 min.

Director

Laetitia Carton

Producer

Jean-Marie Gigon

Scenario

Laetitia Carton

Rights Holder

Pyramide International

DOP

Karine Aulnette, Prisca Bourgoin, Laetitia Carton, Laurent Coltelloni

Production

SaNoSi Productions

 It’s the story of a ball. A big ball. Every summer more than two thousand people come from all over Europe to a small town in the French countryside. During seven days and eight nights people dance again and again, lose the notion of time, defy their fatigue and their bodies. It turns, it laughs, spins, cries and sings. And life pulses.

HONORS
2018 Cannes IFF (France) – Cinéma de la plage
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Laetitia Carton

Graduated from Fine Arts in Clermont-Ferrand, exhibited her work in contemporary art venues (in Meymac, Saint-Fons, Thiers, Paris, Lyon). Applied for a master’s programme in documentary production of Lussas (University of Grenoble). THE OCTOPUS (2009), her first film for television, is about a neurodegenerative genetic disease that decimates her family, Huntington’s disease. I WILL COME TO YOU WITH DEAF EYES, a film shot with the deaf community, was released in theaters in France in January 2016.

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