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)

Director's Biography
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
80 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Morgan Simon
Cinematography Julien Poupard
Editing Marie Loustalot
Sound/Sounddesign Mathieu Villien
Music Selim Aymard, Julien Krug
With Kévin Azaïs, Cédric Laban, Monia Chokri, Nathan Willcocks
Producer(s) Jean-Christophe Reymond, Amaury Ovise (Kazak Productions, FR)
Kazak Productions 9 rue Réaumur 75003 Paris France
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere
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