EP - Les Sentiers Expanded 2018
Cyril Meroni, Antoine Oppenheim

La demeure du Sultan

France / 2018 / Coulor / Quicktime H.264 / 29’

During a year’s residency in the heart of the Lycée Thiers in Marseille, the directors suggested the invention of a poetic dream sequence exploring the intimate rapport, which exists between the pupils and their school. To clarify: summoned one by one, members of a small group of pupils meet the headmistress played by the professional actress, Sophie Cattini. Her Beckettian acting style is interspersed in an original and robust way with that of the children, who represent both the prey and rebels against authority, discipline and rules. During these encounters, each pupil reveals his or her own individuality and emotions, throwing the Headmistress into fluctuating states of irritation, incredulity and compassion.

Technical sheet

Original version : French.
Subtitles : English.
Scenario : Oppenheim Antoine.
Photography : Cyril Meroni.
Editing : Cyril Meroni, Antoine Oppenheim.
Sound : Cyril Meroni.
With : Sophie Cattani, Jules Conchy, Annaelle Ouaknine, Louise Micouin, Maroussia Auque,Camille Damiano, Kimiio Cottin-Mérouze.
Production : IMAGINE (Cyril Meroni, Antoine Oppenheim), ildi ! eldi (Antoine Oppenheim).

Directors

Cyril Meroni
Antoine Oppenheim

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