Ma Vie avec James Dean

My Life with James Dean

Invited to present his first feature film My life with James Dean in Normandy, the young director Géraud Champreux has no idea this lm tour is about to change his life. From wild stampedes to woeful screenings, from trawler trips to drunken evenings, Géraud ends up finding inspiration in this unlikely town at the end of the earth. (Reel Suspects) Ma vie avec James Dean is a funny and romantic fantasy which transpires the love of cinema and its protagonists. At the same time tender and burlesque, this comedy of morale looks with benevolence at its protagonists between poetic landscapes and inescapable solitude. (Genres d'à côté)

Director's Biography
Dominique Choisy
Born 1959 in France, Dominique studied at the French cinema school l’IDHEC. After directing five short films he shot “Modern Comfort”, his first feature film, in 1999, which won the FIPRESCI Prize at the Mar del Plata Festival (Argentina) in 2001. Choisy teaches writing and directing  at the Université Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV) in Amiens. “My Life with James Dean” is his third feature film.

Film Selection: Ma vie avec James Dean
(My Life with James Dean, 2017)  — Les fraises des bois
 (Wild Strawberries, 2011; CE’12)  — Confort moderne (Modern Comfort, 1999)
European Panorama Fiction 2018
Dominique Choisy
France 2017
108 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Dominique Choisy
Cinematography Laurent Coltelloni
Editing Dominique Choisy, Isabelle Debraye, Leo Segala
Sound/Sounddesign Zacharie Naciri, Gautier Isem
Music Bertrand Belin
With Johnny Rasse, Mickael Pelissier, Nathalie Richard, Juliette Damiens, Marie Vernalde, Bertrand Belin, Tancredi Volpert
Producer(s) François Drouot, Nathali Algazi
La Voie Lactée, Les Amisde Jimmy, Bulldog Audiovisuel
Austrian Premiere
Rechte Österreich / Austrian Rights
Pro-Fun Media

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Chéries Chéris Film Festival 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere