Films

Endangered Species

Endangered Species, "Espèces menacées"

Synopsis

Director

Three interlinked family stories. Josephine and Tomas are happy newlyweds, but Josephine’s parents quickly discover a darker reality behind the couple’s glowing matrimonial bliss. Meanwhile, Melanie announces to her parents that she is pregnant – and the father is far from the ideal son-in-law! And lastly Anthony, his head in the clouds and unlucky in love, who is faced with having to take charge of his suddenly uncontrollable mother.

Gilles Bourdos

(b. 1963) is best known for his atmospheric cinema, which uses troubling themes in contrast with strong aesthetic imagery. He was one of the founders of the French production company Persona Films which produced most of his early work. Bourdos often collaborates with filmmaker Michel Spinosa, cinematographer Mark Lee Ping Bin and musician Alexandre Desplat. His widely acclaimed 2012 film „Renoir“ competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. „Endangered Species“ is his fifth full-length feature film.

Filmography

  • Disparus (1998)
  • Inquiétudes (A Sight for Sore Eyes, 2003)
  • Afterwards (2008)
  • Renoir (2012)
  • Espèces menacées (Endangered Species, 2017)

Schedule

18.11.2017
15:45 - 17:30
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 3
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 020201
Sold out
19.11.2017
17:00 - 18:45
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 5
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 031901
Sold out
23.11.2017
20:45 - 22:30
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 3
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 070202
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Panorama

Film info

Countries: France, Belgium
Year: 2017
Duration: 105 minutes
Language: French
Director: Gilles Bourdos
Producer: Kristina Larsen
Writers: Michel Spinosa, Gilles Bourdos
DOP: Ping Bin Lee
Montage: Yannick Kergoat
Composers: Alexandre Desplat, John Cage, Willis Earl Beal, Juventino Rosas
Cast: Alice Isaaz, Vincent Rottiers, Grégory Gadebois, Suzanne Clement, Eric Elmosnino
Productions: Les Films du Lendemain, Les Films du Fleuve
Festivals: Venice, Helsinki

Synopsis

Director

Three interlinked family stories. Josephine and Tomas are happy newlyweds, but Josephine’s parents quickly discover a darker reality behind the couple’s glowing matrimonial bliss. Meanwhile, Melanie announces to her parents that she is pregnant – and the father is far from the ideal son-in-law! And lastly Anthony, his head in the clouds and unlucky in love, who is faced with having to take charge of his suddenly uncontrollable mother.

Gilles Bourdos

(b. 1963) is best known for his atmospheric cinema, which uses troubling themes in contrast with strong aesthetic imagery. He was one of the founders of the French production company Persona Films which produced most of his early work. Bourdos often collaborates with filmmaker Michel Spinosa, cinematographer Mark Lee Ping Bin and musician Alexandre Desplat. His widely acclaimed 2012 film „Renoir“ competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. „Endangered Species“ is his fifth full-length feature film.

Filmography

  • Disparus (1998)
  • Inquiétudes (A Sight for Sore Eyes, 2003)
  • Afterwards (2008)
  • Renoir (2012)
  • Espèces menacées (Endangered Species, 2017)