JE VOUDRAIS QUE QUELQU’UN M’ATTENDE QUELQUE PART
by ARNAUD VIAD
Written by Arnaud Viard, Thomas Lilti, Emmanuel Courcol, Vincent Dietschy / From the novel Je voudrais que quelqu’un m’attende quelque part by Anna Gavalda / Starring Jean-Paul Rouve, Alice Taglioni, Aurore Clément, Camille Rowe, Benjamin Lavernhe, Elsa Zylberstein / Produced by Easy Tiger, France 2 Cinéma
France 2019 / 89’
V.O. sub. ITA
The party organized to celebrate her seventieth birthday gives Aurore, a widow, the opportunity to gather the whole family: the first son Jean-Pierre, the writer primigravida Juliette, who is working on the book which gives the name to the film and collection of stories it is based on, the rebellious photographer Margaux, and Mathieux. Their lives are all at a turning point due to the choices one of them has made.
Je voudrais que quelqu’un m’attende quelque is a group film following the crucial stages of the life of the four protagonists, which are the same as in everybody’s lives.
Loyal to Gavalda’s book, the story Viard
tells through images is crossed by a recurring dualism: birth/death, first/last, and beginning/end.
Arnaud Viard, after graduating in economics, he worked in New York and London in the advertising field. When he returned to Paris he started working in the cinema as an actor first and then as a short-film director. In 2003 he founded the production company Les 1001 Marches and the following year he shot his first feature film titled Clara et moi. In 2015 he directed his second feature film titled Arnaud fait son 2e film.
© Céline Nieszawer, Easy Tiger