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The Light

The Light

A Feature film by Philippe Lioret

Produced by Nord-Ouest Films

Release in France : 03/11/2004

    Synopsis

    Camille arrives in Ouessant, the island of her birth off the Brittany coast, to sell the family home. She spends a last night in the house during which she discovers a secret. In 1963 a man came to work with her father, who was the Jument lighthouse operator. He only stayed two months, but his presence proved to be a disturbing catalyst.

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    Executive Producer :

    Nord-Ouest Films

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    Subject

    The Light by Philippe Lioret (L’Equipier, France, 2004, 105 min.). Sandrine Bonnaire stars in this graceful, sweeping story of love, friendship, and trust set on a remote island off the coast of Brittany. In 1963, Antoine arrives on Île de Ouessant to become the new keeper of La Jument lighthouse, but he is an outsider in the island’s tight-knit community. Antoine works next to Yvon (Philippe Torreton), who is married to the radiant Mabé (Bonnaire), with whom Antoine quickly begins to exchange loving glances. With an insightful script that captures the nuances of bitterness that inflect even the friendliest words, director Philippe Lioret explores how places like Ouessant can be majestic natural wonders to tourists, but tiring, dead-end prisons to long-time residents. “A satisfying drama of simmering passions that unfolds in an arrestingly atmospheric setting” (Variety). Description adapted from the Toronto Film Festival.

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    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producer :

    Christophe Rossignon

    Director of Photography :

    Patrick Blossier

    Production Manager :

    Olivier Hélie

    Editor :

    Mireille Leroy

    Production Designer :

    Yves Brover

    Screenwriters :

    Philippe Lioret, Emmanuel Courcol, Christian Sinniger

    Sound recordists :

    Jean-Marie Blondel, Germain Boulay, Éric Tisserand

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Laurette Monconduit

    Continuity supervisor :

    Béatrice Pollet

    Music Composer :

    Nicola Piovani

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2003

    French release :

    03/11/2004

    Runtime :

    1 h 45 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    106.580

    Visa issue date :

    14/10/2004

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)

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    News (8)

    Festival Selections (12)

    French Film Festival in China - 2005

    French Film Festival in China (China, 2005)

    Selection

    French feature films selected (out of competition)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2005

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2005)

    Selection (3)

    Best Original Music : Nicola Piovani

    Best Supporting Actress : Émilie Dequenne

    Best Actor : Philippe Torreton

    TIFF - 2004

    TIFF (Canada, 2004)

    Selection

    Contemporary World Cinema

    Cannes Film Market - 2004

    Cannes Film Market (France, 2004)

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    Delegations (6)