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
GENRE Fiction, Historical Biopic
PRODUCTION LANGUAGE 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.