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Gabrielle

Gabrielle

A Feature film by Patrice Chéreau

Produced by Azor Films

Release in France : 28/09/2005

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Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Azor Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

StudioCanal

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International releases (28)

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Synopsis

It’s a house where people like to come to spend long evenings listening, looking, laughing, defending an idea and then its opposite. The advantage of being part of a social circle is that everyone knows each other well. Outbursts of frankness or excessive secretiveness, moments of doubt, or of well-founded or unfounded joy… there’s a place for everything, much to the pleasure of everyone, guests and hosts combined.
The hosts’ existence is the envy of everyone; they’re a perfect couple, their lives are a success. But, all of a sudden, the motor falters. One day, one of them leaves, and is slow to return. And when the doorbell finally rings, the world is a different place. One day, a man and a woman find themselves in the house and truly see each other for the first time. One wanted this, the other didn’t. One wants to talk, the other doesn’t. It’s difficult being together in the same house when you no longer want the same things.

Subject

Based on Joseph Conrad’s short story, The Return, Patrice Chéreau’s Gabrielle faithfully adapts the writer’s brilliant piece of prose into a visual and narrative delight. Re-creating turn-of-the-century France with superb attention to detail, Chéreau casts an unrelenting gaze on the events that overwhelm a seemingly happily married couple. In the opening sequence, Jean Hervey (Pascal Greggory) descends from a train and reflects on the sturdiness of his life, but it’s not long before his self-satisfaction is rudely shattered as he discovers a letter from his wife, Gabrielle (Isabelle Huppert). The contents of the message will cause his sense of security to crumble and plunge him into newfound feelings of vulnerability and abandonment. The combination of atmospheric settings, ardent performances, and painterly camera work makes Gabrielle a magical and absorbing piece of cinema. Description adapted from Piers Handling, Toronto International Film Festival.

Photos (6)

Full credits (16)

Assistant Director :

Antoine Garceau

Screenwriters :

Anne-Louise Trividic, Patrice Chéreau

Sound recordists :

Guillaume Sciama, Benoît Hillebrant, Olivier Dô Hûu

Production Manager :

Serge Catoire

Editor :

François Gédigier

Production Designer :

Olivier Radot

Casting :

Pascale Béraud

Still Photographer :

Luc Roux

Author of original work :

Joseph Conrad

Director of Photography :

Éric Gautier

Assistant Operators :

Néwine Behi, Claire Nicol

Press Attaché (film) :

François Hassan Guerrar

Continuity supervisor :

Suzanne Durrenberger

Music Composer :

Fabio Vacchi

Costume designer :

Caroline de Vivaise

Location Manager :

Éric Chabot

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Drama

Production language :

French

Coproducer countries :

Italy, France

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

Majority French (Italy, France)

Production year :

2004

French release :

28/09/2005

Runtime :

1 h 30 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

110.197

Visa issue date :

17/05/2005

Approval :

Yes

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Aspect ratio :

1.85

Audio format :

Dolby SRD

Posters (1)

Director

News (9)

Festival Selections (22)

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 2009

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czech Republic, 2009)

Selection

Tribute to Patrice Chéreau

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival - 2006

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (Taiwan, 2006)

Selection

Panorama Section

Sydney - Film Festival - 2006

Sydney - Film Festival (Australia, 2006)

Selection

Official Competition

Stockholm French Film Festival - 2006

Stockholm French Film Festival (Sweden, 2006)

Selection

Feature Films

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2006

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2006)

Selection (6)

Best Costume Design : Caroline de Vivaise

Best Sound : Olivier Dô Hûu, Benoît Hillebrant, Guillaume Sciama

Best Production Design : Olivier Radot

Best Cinematography : Éric Gautier

Best Screen Adaptation : Patrice Chéreau, Anne-Louise Trividic

Best Actress : Isabelle Huppert

Lumiere Awards - 2006

Lumiere Awards (France, 2006)

Selection


Rotterdam International Film Festival - 2006

Rotterdam International Film Festival (Netherlands, 2006)

Selection

Main Program Section Feature Films

Hof International Film Festival - 2005

Hof International Film Festival (Germany, 2005)

Selection

Official Selection

Montreal Festival of New Cinema - 2005

Montreal Festival of New Cinema (Canada, 2005)

Selection

International Competition

New York Film Festival - 2005

New York Film Festival (United States, 2005)

Selection

Films selected

TIFF - 2005

TIFF (Canada, 2005)

Selection

Visions

Venice International Film Festival  - 2005

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 2005)

Selection

Official Competition

Awards (3)

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2006

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2006)

Awards (2)

César award for best costume design : Caroline de Vivaise

César award for best production design : Olivier Radot

Lumiere Awards - 2006

Lumiere Awards (France, 2006)

Awards

Meilleure Actrice : Isabelle Huppert

Venice International Film Festival  - 2005

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 2005)

Awards

Special Golden Lion from the Jury : Isabelle Huppert

Delegations (7)

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2006

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2006)

Team (7)

Director of photography : Éric Gautier

Olivier Radot

Actor : Isabelle Huppert

Production designer : Olivier Radot

Adaptation and/or dialogue writer : Anne-Louise Trividic

Costume designer : Caroline de Vivaise

Sound recordist : Olivier Dô Hûu

Lumiere Awards - 2006

Lumiere Awards (France, 2006)

Team