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Gabrielle

Gabrielle

A Feature film by Patrice Chéreau

Produced by Azor Films

Release in France : 28/09/2005

    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.

    Actors (14)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Azor Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

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    About

    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 Production Design : Olivier Radot

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

    Best Actress : Isabelle Huppert

    Best Costume Design : Caroline de Vivaise

    Best Screen Adaptation : Patrice Chéreau, Anne-Louise Trividic

    Best Cinematography : Éric Gautier

    Lumiere Awards - 2006

    Lumiere Awards (France, 2006)

    Selection


    Rotterdam International Film Festival - 2006

    Rotterdam International Film Festival (The 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

    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