Date(s) - 05/11/2019
NFAI LAW COLLEGE
The Alliance Française de Pune in collaboration with Institut Français Inde announces the visit of Dominique Rocher on 5th November, 2019 at 6.15 pm at NFAI Law College Road.
In his presence, his film, “La Nuit a dévoré la monde (2018)” shall be screened followed by the masterclass.
Bio: Dominique Rocher’s passion for films led him to work as an assistant director as soon as he graduated from film school. He then created his own production company with which he made his first short films. In 2011, Dominique Rocher was the winner of a sponsorship program that allowed him to shoot La vitesse du passé, a romantic science fiction drama with Mélanie Thierry. The short film, which was broadcasted on Canal+ and in the cinemas of the MK2 network, was screened at some of the world’s leading festivals (Cannes, Toronto, Bermuda, etc.). In 2018, Dominique Rocher finished La nuit a devoré le monde, a film produced by Haut et Court with Anders Danielsen Lie, Golshifteh Farahani and Denis Lavant, selected in the international competition sections at the Rotterdam, Tribeca and Premiers Plans festivals. He is currently developing a fantasy mini-series for Arte called La Corde (3x52minutes).
The Night Eats the World
Synopsis: The world’s fascination with zombies has reached fever pitch in recent years, gripping the collective hearts and imagination of the public. However, while the human characters are usually on the run, Dominique Rocher’s debut feature explores such a scenario in a far gentler way – a zombie flick for those who wouldn’t usually watch zombie films – from the confines of one Parisian apartment.
Based on the novel by Pit Argarmen, the storyline follows Sam (Anders Danielsen Lie) who turns up at his ex-girlfriend’s place during a raucous party to claim some personal belongings he accidentally left behind. To avoid sparking a bitter confrontation, he locks himself in a back room while getting things in order, and falls asleep in the process. When he wakes up, the party has turned into a bloodbath and the world beyond the apartment is looking similarly messy.
Echoing Will Smith’s plight in I Am Legend, Sam risks his life to befriend a cat, and settles for the one-way companionship of an old-man-turned-zombie (Denis Lavant, frequent collaborator with Leo Carax, and One Nation, One King in this Festival) to stave off the loneliness. Is there anyone out there like him? Or will he be consumed by his own insanity, if not by zombies?