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17/11/2011 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Director Alain Cavalier
Cast Vincent Lindon, Alain Cavalier, Bernard Bureau, Jonathan Duong, Huber-Ange fumey, Jean-Pierre Lindon, Manuel Marty, Claude Uzan
| 2011 I 105mins I Int. Sales Pathe International
It’s witty, urbane and quintessentially French. Pater is a game two famous adult men play with the camera in an offbeat film closer to documentary than to fiction. Veteran Alain Cavalier and his friend, actor Vincent Lindon, filmthemselves as they pretend to be businessmen-politicians campaigning for office. The politics are so tongue-in-cheek and the protagonists so articulate and funny that the film works. Cavalier’s rare film work now revolves around diary-style films (Lives, Le Filmeur) he shoots himself using a small DV cam and the help of his companion and co-editor Francoise Widhoff. Though both Cavalier and Lindon mention their fathers, the Pater of the title seems to refer to a political dynasty that just goes on and on,whoever wins the elections.
London Ciné Lumière Thu 10 Nov 20:40
Glasgow Film Theatre Mon 14 Nov 18:30
Edinburgh Filmhouse Thu 17 Nov 18:00