A VIOLENT DESIRE FOR JOY
O.V. in French subtitled in Spanish and English
This “violent desire for joy” materializes with a fresh, radical look, close to that of Pasolini and of Eugene Green. During the times of the French Revolution, young Gabriel’s monastery, isolated in the mountains, is requisitioned by the troops. Coexistence with the soldiers shakes up the audacious monk, as does the silent presence of Marianne. Another revolution begins.
Direction: Clément Schneider
Script: Chloé Chevalier, Clément Schneider
Cinematography: Manuel Bolaños
Editing: Anna Brunstein
Music: Joaquim Pavy
Sound: Elton Rabineau, Florent Castellani, Maxime Roy
Cast: Quentin Dolmaire, Grace Seri, Francis Leplay, Franc Bruneau, Vincent Cardona
Production: Alice Bégon, Clément Schneider
Production Company: Les Films d’Argile, SHELLAC
Born in 1989, he did his preparatory film studies in Nantes before studying Direction in Fémis. Making the most of the resources offered by the school, in 2012 he directed the feature film Études pour un paysage amoureux. When he left the school, he founded the production company Les Films d’Argile, and at the same time worked as a projectionist. He directed the short films Carnet de bal (2015), La route de la soie (2016) and the documentary Île-Errance (2017). At present he is working on an investigation-creation thesis at the PSL University, on the relationships between cinema and utopia. A Violent Desire for Joy is his latest film. It premiered in the section dedicated to ACID at the Cannes Festival and was programmed in CPH:PIX.