30.09. - 09.10.2021

Cosmodrama France, Belgium 2014 | 105 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2015

Philippe Fernandez

Besides working as a director and screenplay author, Philippe Fernandez (*1958) has taught video art and contemporary art history at the University of Bordeaux since 1990. His debut film A Faint Trembling of the Landscape premiered at Cannes in 2008. Cosmodrama had its world premiere at the Rotterdam film festival.

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Perhaps in the 1960s, perhaps in the future. Seven astronauts wake up on board a spaceship without knowing where they've come from or where they're heading. The shuttle is on autopilot. Various tasks are allocated to the passengers according to a vague plan, but most of the time they spend meditating and debating. They seek an explanation for their situation, posit different physical, philosophical and semiological theories, and find both proof and disproof of the existence of God. The journey through the infinity of the universe becomes a flight of enlightenment – about the very first and last questions of humanity. Cosmodrama is a sci-fi drama without special effects, but instead with special characters and a very special sense of humour.
Original title: Cosmodrama
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Section: Voilà!
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Philippe Fernandez
Screenplay: Philippe Fernandez
Cast: Jackie Berroyer, Bernard Blancan, Emilia Derrou-Bernal, Ortès Holz, Serge Larivière, Sascha Ley, Emmanuel Moynot, Stéfanie Schuler
Producer: Christophe Gougeon
Director of Photography: Frédéric Serve
Music: Sylvain Quément
Production Design: Paul Chapelle
Editor: Philippe Fernandez
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Format: dcp
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World Sales: Wide Management
Production: Atopic; Lugo Prod & The Hot Line
Contact: Matthias Angoulvant, Wide Management:


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