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Modern Life

Modern Life

A Feature film by Laurence Ferreira Barbosa

Produced by Gemini Films

Release in France : 01/03/2000

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Actors (28)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Gemini Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

The Bureau Sales

Co-productions :

Les Films du Camélia, STUDIOCANAL, Light Night

French distribution :

Gemini Films

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A woman who wants to have a baby, a teenager in search of herself, a man who appears to have lost everything... Because each one has their own story to tell. What does it matter that these storeis don't recieve top billing: a story is life. For this life to become " the story " we must simply seize the flame that fires us, the being within. Sharpen our gaze, render visible that which, in these hectic modern times of ours, we tend to forget: life.


Mixing genres opens new perspectives, which I find exciting. I like to walk on the edge, off-balance. But only if the genres aren’t too codified, so that you can play with them and bend them. If I can’t break free of them, I’m not interested. Serendipity should always play a role. I’m not so much interested in conforming to the mold of a genre film as I am in playing on atmosphere and viewpoints, in combining aloofness, humor, emotion, and detachment. That’s the way I understand and recount things. I don’t like things to be too straightforward.

Laurence Ferreira Barbosa, Director

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Full credits (21)

Executive Producer :

Paulo Branco

Screenwriters :

Laurence Ferreira Barbosa, Yvonne Kerouedan, Bruno Guiblet

Director of Photography :

Christophe Beaucarne

Sound Assistant :

Philippe Donnefort

Production Manager :

Stéphane Riga

Editor :

Yann Dedet

Assistant editor :

Marie Da Costa

Production Designer :

Yves Fournier

Foley artist :

Nicolas Becker

Sound Mixer :

Hans Kunzi

Location Manager :

Jean-Dominique Chouchan

Assistant director :

Valérie Megard

Voice :

Philippe Rebbot

Sound Recordist :

Henri Maïkoff

Assistant Operators :

Guillaume Deffontaines, Ursula Sigon

Press Attaché (film) :

Agnès Chabot

Sound editor :

Marie-France Poulizac

Continuity supervisor :

Bénédicte Darblay

Music Composer :

Faton Cahen

Costume designer :

Nathalie Raoul

Still photographers :

Moune Jamet, Nathalie Eno

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Feature film

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100% French

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2 h

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Dolby SR