THE IDEAL PALACE

FEATURE FILM

SUNDAY, MARCH 29 – 10:35 AM – ALL AUDIENCES

  Presentation by and discussion with film editor Marion Monestier and Folk Art Society Executive Director Ann Oppenhimer

At the end of the 19th century,  Joseph Ferdinand Cheval is a simple postman who travels every day along the Drôme region in France, from village to village. A solitary man, he is  distraught when he meets the woman of his life, Philomena. From their union Alice was born. For this child he loves more than anything, Cheval then throws himself into an against-all-odds creative adventure: to build her an incredible palace with his own hands. Never spared by the ordeals of life, this ordinary man will not give up and will devote 3 years of his life to build an extraordinary work of art: « The Ideal Palace ».

CAST & CREW

DIRECTOR Nils Tavernier

CINEMATOGRAPHER Vincent Gallot

SCREENWRITERS Fanny Desmarès, Nils Tavernier, Laurent Bertoni

MUSIC COMPOSERS Baptiste and Pierre Colleu

COSTUME DESIGNER Thierry Delettre

PRODUCER Alexandra Fechner

STARRING Jacques Gamblin, Laetitia Casta, Bernard Le Coq, Florence Thomassin, Natacha Lindiger, Zélie Rixhon, Delphine Lacheteau

TECHNICAL DETAILS

GENRE Fiction, Historical Biopic

PRODUCTION LANGUAGE French

NATIONALITY French

RUNNING TIME 1h45 min

Screening sponsorship by Folk Society of America. P.O. Box 17041, Richmond, VA 23226. To join, click on the thumbnail below.

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