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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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Son frère / His Brother
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Thomas is dying. He accepts it. He's chosen to await his death here, in this house by the sea, the house of his childhood. I'm with him. It's still summer. I never realized people could die in the summer. I thought death was something that always happened in winter, that it needed the cold, gray skies and bleakness. But I realize it can also do its deed in the sun, in broad daylight. I think that Thomas will welcome it in the broad daylight. This winter, when he was hospitalized, I thought it would begin with a numbness in his arms and legs, that he'd have some kind of contraction, and then there would be an emergency, something sudden, something brutal. But not at all: instead there's a nonchalance, a kind of emptiness, a sluggishness, a renunciation under the summer heat. Still, this foreseeable, expected death will bring about a cataclysm. It will affect all of our lives. It will modify them, force them into a new, unexpected direction. This death will be the most important death. My brother is dying.
PATRICE CHÉREAU Lézigné (France), 1944. Internationally renowned as a theatre and opera director, he has directed performances of his productions all over Europe. He started directing cinema in 1974. His filmography includes L'homme blessé (The Wounded Man, 1983), La reine Margot (Queen Margot, 1994), Jury Prize at Cannes that same year, Ceux qui m'aiment prendront le train (Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train, 1998) and Intimacy (2000), Golden Bear at Berlin 2001.
Patrice Chéreau Chéreau
Patrice Chéreau, Anne-Louise Trividic
Eric Gautier
François Gedigier
Bruno Todeschini, Eric Caravaca, Maurice Garrel, Antoinette Moya, Fred Ulysse
Flach Pyramide International 5, rue du Chevallet de Saint-George 75008 Paris Tel
Running Time
95 m.
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