French focus



Film info

  • Country:Francuska
  • Director:Benoit Jacquot
  • Year:2017
  • Duration:102'
  • Actors:Isabelle Huppert, Gaspard Ulliel, Julia Roy, Marc Barbe, Richard Berry


When an elderly writer dies in his bathtub one night, only a single person knows the secret existence of his last manuscript: Bertrand, a young man who is also accidental witness to the writer’s death. Bertrand has the deceased’s last play performed under his own name and is intoxicated by its success. But the world is soon eager for another work from this supposed young literary genius. In the midst of his attempts to put a new creation to paper, Bertrand encounters an attractive but mysterious woman named Eva. To him, she is much more than merely a high-class prostitute, and their conversations flow directly into the dialogue of his new play. But he finds it impossible to penetrate Eva’s emotional armour. Nobody must know what really drives her – least of all this arrogant upstart, whose sexual dependency she exploits but whom she certainly does not trust. Bertrand becomes ensnared in an emotional entrapment that leads to catastrophe.

About the director

Born in Paris, France in 1947, Benoit Jacquot began his career as an assistant director before making his feature debut in 1975 with L’assassin musicien (The Musician Killer), based on a novella by Dostoyevsky. He has worked with stars of French cinema such as Isabelle Huppert, Sandrine Kiberlain and Léa Seydoux and has also made his name directing TV, documentary and opera. In 1996, A Single Girl screened in the Berlinale Panorama. His period drama Les adieux à la reine (Farewell My Queen) was in the Berlinale Competition in 2012, and his novel adaptation Journal d’une femme de chambre (Diary of a Chambermaid) screened at the 2015 Berlinale.

Screening schedule

  • 25.08.2018.

    Danubian sand island


Tickets for screenings at Cinestar Vukovar, Danubian Sand Island, Borovo Cinema are free. For screenings at locations - Terrace of Agency for Waterways and Castle Eltz Park admission is 15 HRK. Tickets.

Festival hosts
  • Discovery
  • Grad Vukovar
  • Hrvatski dom Vukovar
Srebrni sponzor
  • Pevec
  • Grad Zagreb
  • Hrvatska turistička zajednica
  • Hrvatski audiovizualni centar
  • Vukovarsko-srijemska županija
  • Bobi
  • American Express
  • AutoWill
  • Elatus
  • Filmofeel
  • Iločki podrumi
  • Startas
  • Alatir
  • Vukovarsko pivo

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