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Plus qu'hier, moins que demain

A Feature film by Laurent Achard

Produced by Movimento Production

Release in France : 03/02/1999

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Movimento Production

Film exports/foreign sales :

Fortissimo Films

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Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Arte France Cinéma

French distribution :

Les Films du Paradoxe

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The last weekend of summer. Mother is preparing the jars for winter pickling, love-struck Françoise is practising karaoke in front of her little brother Julien. In the shed behind the house, Karim is doing some "undeclared" work, having given up on his acting dreams. In a few hours, the new canning factory, where Father works, will be inaugurated. No one is expecting Sonia, who decides to turn up that very morning.


"Living between yesterday and tomorrow means more than letting go. It also means acquiring a heritage. Below the crumbling surface of humanity there is also the solid granite and scope of life's movements with its cycles that transcend us. Perhaps guided—like Hölderlin—by an unconscious certainty that "beauty is only the first degree of awesomeness," Achard addresses his film to a child simultaneously strange and familiar (that is, us), to our mothers, to our families, and to the oldsters we'll become in turn. To all those people, Achard confesses his bitter gratitude and makes a paradoxical farewell. More (modest) than yesterday, less (great) than tomorrow—in other words, the entire expanding universe."

(Olivier Séguret, "Libération," February 3, 1999)

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Full credits (10)

Executive Producer :

Dominique Andréani

Director of Photography :

Philippe Van Leeuw

Production managers :

Bruno Florentin, Bernard Bolzinger

Editor :

Josiane Zardoya

Production Designers :

Éric Barboza, Laurent Le Bourhis

Screenwriters :

Laurent Achard, Ricardo Munoz

Sound Recordist :

Éric Rophé

Press Attaché (film) :

Marie-Christine Damiens

Continuity supervisor :

Nicole Marie

Costume designer :

Pascaline Chavanne

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Feature film

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100% French

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1 h 26 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections (4)

Lisbon - French Film Festival - 2000

Lisbon - French Film Festival (Portugal, 2000)


Cinematheque Program - New French Cinema

Sydney - Film Festival - 1999

Sydney - Film Festival (Australia, 1999)

Selection (2)

The debut collection

Special Night : New French Directors

Cairo - International Film Festival - 1998

Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 1998)


Official Competition