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Time to Leave

Time to Leave

A Feature film by François Ozon

Produced by Fidélité Films

Release in France : 30/11/2005

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Fidélité Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

Celluloid Dreams

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France 2 Cinéma

French distribution :

Mars Distribution

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Romain is thirty years old.
He discovers that he has an incurable illness and only has a few months to live...
He makes use of the time that's left to reconnect with his family and friends, and to become a better person.


Time To Leave by François Ozon (Le Temps qui reste, France, 2005, 90 min.). The director of some of the most engaging French tales of the last 10 years, François Ozon (Swimming Pool, Under the Sand, and Eight Women) turns to a somber look at the final days of a young, gay man’s life. Romain (Melvil Poupaud) is a good-looking fashion photographer with seemingly everything to live for, but his life suddenly changes when he collapses during a shoot. Faced with an untreatable cancer diagnosis, he decides to tell no one except his grandmother (Jeanne Moreau in a remarkable performance). As Romain bears the weight of his knowledge alone, we see him struggle through anger and denial to reach an acceptance of sorts. Romain is never sanctified or made heroic, and the reconciliations he makes are with himself rather than with others. Time to Leave is an intimate, moving work in which Poupaud excels in the demanding central role. Also starring Valeria Bruni Tedeschi. Description adapted from the London Film Festival's catalogue.

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Executive Producers :

Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier

Screenwriter :

François Ozon

Sound recordists :

Brigitte Taillandier, Aymeric Devoldère, Éric Ferret

Camera Operator :

Mathias Raaflaub

Press Attaché (film) :

André-Paul Ricci

Sound editors :

Gwennolé Le Borgne, Aymeric Devoldère

Continuity supervisor :

Agathe Grau

Costume designer :

Pascaline Chavanne

Still Photographer :

Jean-Claude Moireau

Assistant director :

Véronique Labrid

Director of photography :

Jeanne Lapoirie

Assistant Operators :

Benoît Rizzotti, Mathieu Giombini

Production manager :

Christine de Jekel

Editor :

Monica Coleman

Assistant Editor :

Frédéric Barbe

Production Designer :

Katia Wyszkop

Sound Mixer :

Jean-Pierre Laforce

Foreign distributor :

Yuen Ping Low

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Feature film

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Illness, Death

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100% French (France)

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1 h 25 min

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Suitable for all viewers, with warnings

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Festival Selections (24)

Festival du Film français en Israël  - 2006

Festival du Film français en Israël (Israel, 2006)


Official Selection

BFI London Film Festival - 2005

BFI London Film Festival (Great Britain, 2005)


Film on the Square

Montreal Festival of New Cinema - 2005

Montreal Festival of New Cinema (Canada, 2005)


International Competition

BIFF - 2005

BIFF (South Korea, 2005)


World Cinema

TIFF - 2005

TIFF (Canada, 2005)


Contemporary World Cinema

Cannes International Film Festival - 2005

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 2005)


Un Certain Regard

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