(THE TURTLE AND THE MAIDEN)
A short-film produced by GREC and Mission 2000 en France
Written and directed by Stéphane Ly-Cuong
Music by Patrick Laviosa
Runtime: 14 minutes
Barbara Scaff (the young woman), Jérôme Pradon (her brother),
A young Frenchwoman, disenchanted by love and life in general, lives a lonely life in the Chinese district of Paris. She unexpectedly encounters a speaking turtle which will teach her how to see the world differently.
The film had its official French premiere at the Angers Festival Premiers Plans (21-30 January 2000).
The world premiere was held during the French Film Festival in India (4-11 December 1999). This festival's lineup included feature films such as East-West, The Dreamlife of Angels, Taxi or A Pornographic Affair amongst others (more info: unifrance.org).
The short musical film is going to be broadcasted on French television on May 2, 2000.
A private screening of the film was held on October 9, 1999 at the Max Linder theatre in Paris.
PORTRAIT: STEPHANE LY-CUONG
Read the interview of the film's author and director
25 June 2000: The film is listed in the lineup of a couple of festivals taking place in Europe in the coming weeks: it will be in competition at the "51 Mostra Internazionale des Cortometraggio" in Montecatini (near Florence) on 4 July and at the "16th European Film Festival Alpinale at Bludenz/Vorarlberg" (Austria) on 12 August.
28 Apr 2000: The film will be broadcast on French Television on Channel 3 (France 3) next Tuesday (2nd May).
28 Apr 2000: The short film was awarded a "mention spéciale du Jury" at the Digne film festival last March.
9 March 2000: The film will be shown on French Television (France 3) in May.
8 March 2000: The film will be screened in Digne on 21 March, in Chemillé (Maine-et-Loire) on 25 March and in Grenoble on 28 March.
22 Nov 99: The World Premiere of the short musical film will be held in India this December during the French Film Festival. This festival's lineup includes films such as East-West, The Dreamlife of Angels, Taxi or A Pornographic Affair. The film should be released in New Delhi, Calcutta and Bombay. The French Premiere of the film is still due at the Angers Film Festival next January.
24 Sept 99: A private screening of Stéphane Ly-Cuong's short film featuring Jérôme will be held at the Max Linder movie theatre in Paris on October 9. The premiere of the film is due in Angers next January.