30.09. - 09.10.2021

A Violent Desire for Joy France 2018 | 75 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2018

Clément Schneider

CLÉMENT SCHNEIDER (*1989) studied at the Paris film school La Fémis. A Violent Desire for Joy is his first feature film and had its premiere in the ACID section at Cannes.

rated for 0 + years
The French Revolution in the countryside: a monk has to choose between his holy vows and revolutionary cravings. France 1792: After a few years' delay, the revolution reaches the remote mountain monastery of young monk Gabriel and his fellow brothers – in the form of a troop of exhausted soldiers and a silent woman called Marianne. Suddenly, everything Gabriel has believed in hitherto is called into question, old and new ideas fight for primacy in his head and heart. On the face of it an historical film, A Violent Desire for Joy also deals with contemporary issues such as the relationship between individuals and political movements and the psychology of revolution.
Original title: Un Violent Désir de Bonheur
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Section: Veto!
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Clément Schneider
Screenplay: Clément Schneider
Cast: Quentin Dolmaire, Grace Seri, Franc Bruneau, Vincent Cardona, Francis Leplay
Producer: Alice Begon
Director of Photography: Manuel Bolanos
Music: Joaquim Pavy
Production Design: Samuel Charbonnot
Editor: Anna Brunstein
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Shellac
Production: Les Films D'Argile
Contact: Ferdinand Collier, Shellac:


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