ULYSSES & MONA


Directed by Sébastien Betbeder

An art student (Manal Issa) sets out to revive the prospects of a jaded famous artist (Eric Cantona) retired from his life as an artist years ago, in this understated comedy from French director Sébastien Betbeder.


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SYNOPSIS

Synopsis           Ulysses, fifty-five years old, is a Contemporary artist. Four years ago, Ulysses ran away from his family and put an end to his career. Nowadays, he lives alone, with his dog Joseph, in an old manor in the middle of the forest. He spends his days playing tennis on his own against a pitching machine or listening to horror movies soundtracks. In short, Ulysse is bored to death, but he is too proud to admit it.


 

Mona is twenty and is an arts student. Her life as an artist couldn't be more uneventful, between still, nude drawing workshops or theory classes, taught by geriatric teachers. Mona decides out of the blue to go and meet Ulysse. After a laborious first attempt and some misfortune, both of them will end up on a journey that will change their lives forever.

CAST AND CREW

Cast                      Manal Issa, Eric Cantona, Mathis Romani, Marie Vialle, Nicolas Avinee

Crew                     Director & Screenwriter: Sébastien Betbeder

Cinematographer: Romain Le Bonniec

Editing: Céline Canard

Production designer: Nicolas Trabaud

Sound: Jérôme Aghion

Music: Minizza

Producers: Frédéric Dubreuil (Envie de Tempête Productions)

Co-Producers: Hold-Up Films, Média Solution

TECHNICAL INFO

Original Title    Ulysse & Mona

Language          French

Genre                 Drama

Length               82 mins

Format               DCP | Colour | 5.1

Year                    2018

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

Toronto International Film Festival (Canada, World Contemporary Cinema), El Gouna Film Festival (Egypt)/ Torino Film Festival (Italy)/ more to be announced...

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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Sébastien Betbeder was born in Pau, in the French Pyrénées. He graduated from l’École supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux. His features as writer-director include Nuage (07), La vie lointaine (09), Yoshido (Les autres vies) (10), Les Nuits avec Théodore (12),  2 Autumns, 3 Winters (13), Journey to Greenland (16), and Ulysses & Mona (18).