Special Screening


Jacques Deschamps | France | 2019 | 80 min
O.V in French subtitled in English and Spanish

Running a hotel is like a carefully choreographed dance in which every small detail is important. A group of girls and boys learn the ins and outs of the craft at the prestigious French school in Lesdiguières. This film that mixes two genres that are rarely touched: documentary and musical. So, through the registry of their learning, and the songs that narrate their dreams and hopes, they dance to the exciting ballet of the great hotel, and the initiation to life.


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Direction: Jacques Deschamps
Script: Jacques Deschamps
Cinematography: Octavio Espirito Santo
Editing: Agnès Bruckert
Music: Marie-Jeanne Séréro
Sound: Benoit Chabert d’Hières, Francis Wargnier
Production: Céline Loiseau, Miléna Poylo, Gilles Sacuto
Production Company: TS Productions


Born in 1956 and a graduate of IDHEC, Jacques Deschamps has made about twenty  documentary films, including titles such as La ville d'Hugo, Le regard ébloui, Canova mutilé and Romanès. He has written and directed three fiction feature films: Méfie-toi de l'eau qui dort, which won two CinemAvvenire awards in Venice, La fille de son père and Tsunami. In the past, he has also made films whose genres intersect, such as Don Quichotte ou les mésaventures d'un homme en colère, a hybrid between fiction and documentary. The Grand Hotel Ballet is his first musical-comedy documentary.

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