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COMPTE TES BLESSURES / A Taste of Ink

COMPTE TES BLESSURES / A Taste of Ink

A Taste of Ink is a shout. A shout of anger and a shout of love. An oedipal movie based on a father-son rivalry that dares to confront its dark side and its comic incongruity. An infatuated love story between a young man and his stepmother. A peek into a different Paris, where the Americanized youth meanders along the outposts of the latest trends. As the alienated twenty-four-year-old protagonist of Morgan Simon’s feisty feature debut admits: “Tattoos used to make you different, now they just make you ordinary”. A Taste of Ink may pepper its ordinary domestic setting with body art and a screeching post-punk soundtrack, but what really stands out is a precise script and fine performances which turn a family drama into a punchy narrative. (Fionnuala Halligan, ScreenDaily)

MORGAN SIMON, born in 1987 in the suburbs of Paris, studied biology and communications before entering La Fémis. Youth and marginality are crucial themes in his films, as can be seen in his shorts American Football and Try to Die Young, selected for the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and nominated for the César Awards. His first feature film, A Taste of Ink, received a Special Mention at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. // Films (selection): American Football (2012, short), Essaie de mourir jeune (Try to Die Young, 2014, short), Compte tes blessures (A Taste of Ink, 2016)

Competition Fiction 2017

MORGAN SIMON

France 2016
DCP / color
80 minutes
OmeU / OV with engl. subtitles

Screenplay
Cinematography
Julien Poupard
Editing
Marie Loustalot
Sound
Mathieu Villien
Music
Selim Aymard, Julien Krug
Cast
Kévin Azaïs, Cédric Laban, Monia Chokri, Nathan Willcocks
Producers
Jean-Christophe Reymond, Amaury Ovise (Kazak Productions, FR)

Trailer

Production

Kazak Productions
9 rue Réaumur
75003 Paris, France
info@kazakproductions.fr
www.kazakproductions.fr
World Sales

Versatile
65 rue de Dunkerque
75009 Paris, France
sales@versatile-films.com
www.versatile-films.com

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere