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Diverciné - La Vanité

14e festival Diverciné - Sélection de la Suisse

Affiche pour le film La VanitéMême en Suisse, où le suicide est assisté, mourir peut être crevant. C’est ce que constate, en se rongeant les sangs, David Miller (Patrick Lapp). Cet architecte hautain et solennel, qui est atteint d’une maladie incurable, a fait le choix de mettre fin à ses jours, dans la chambre d’un motel triste à mourir. Mais c’est compter sans l’étrange et récalcitrante accompagnatrice que l’association lui a envoyée (Carmen Maura) et le locataire de la chambre voisine, un prostitué homosexuel et russe (Ivan Georgiev), qui a d’autres chats à fouetter.

Version ubuesque et cingriesque de Quelques heures de printemps, le film de Lionel Baier, le cinéaste farfelu des Grandes Ondes, est d’une poilante mélancolie. Avec trois acteurs hors pair, il impose, même sur un sujet grave, le droit de sourire dans la dignité.

– Le Nouvel Observateur

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DivercinéDavid Miller wants to put an end to his life. This ill, elderly architect leaves nothing to chance and turns to an assisted-suicide organization. But Espe, the woman designated to accompany him to his final exit, does not seem that familiar with the procedures. David tries everything he can to persuade Tréplev, the Russian male prostitute in the next room, to bear witness to his final breath, as required under Swiss law. Over the course of one night, all three will discover that a taste for company and maybe even love are stubbornly tenacious emotions.

– Locarno Film Festival

 

DIVERCINÉ - PRIX D'ADMISSION/ADMISSION PRICES

  General / Non-Membres Members of/Membres du Cinéma ByTowne, Institut Canadien du Film, Musée des Beaux-Arts du Canada

CHAQUE FILM

EACH FILM

$12 $8

CARNET PERSONNEL POUR 6 FILMS

6-FILM PASS, PER PERSON

$40 $30

 

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