France 2018, 99 min, French, Hebrew & English subtitles

“Dance is the boundless human desire to touch, to be close to someone, to feel excitement, to lose all inhibitions until the heart threatens to burst from your chest and leap into that of your partner’s”. These are the thoughts of director Laetitia Carton, expressed while filming an annual folk dance festival in a small town in France. This passion radiates from the screen. Thousands of dance enthusiasts of all ages, sizes, and genders spend a week losing themselves in music from all over the world. Most of them hardly sleep at all. They dance in the halls, where bands play, at workshops, and even in the dining room, from dawn to the small hours of the night. Carton interweaves this display of ecstasy with personal stories about human interactions made possible by dance, for those willing to risk it.

Previous Festivals:

New Zealand Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Warsaw Film Festival, Hof International Film Festival, Minsk International Film Festival, French Film Festival UK

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Director & Script: Laetitia Carton
Production: Jean-marie Gigon
Production Company: Sanosi
Editing: Rodolphe Molla
Cinematography: Karine Aulnette, Prisca Bourgoin, Laetitia Carton, Laurent Coltelloni
Soundtrack: Nicolas Joly, François Waledisch
World Sales: PYRAMIDE (avalentin@pyramidefilms.com)

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Graduated from Fine Arts in Clermont-Ferrand, Laetitia Carton exhibited her work in contemporary art venues as soon as she leaved school (at the St-André abbey in Meymac, at the Center d’Arts Plastiques in St Fons, at Creux de l’enfer in Thiers, the contemporary art space of the city of Paris, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon ...). She meets the creative documentary during her post-graduation at the Art School of Lyon. She then decides to take another path and follows the master of documentary production of Lussas (University of Grenoble). Her graduation film, D’un Chagrin j’ai fait un repos, widely circulated around the world and allows her to travel to Cuba, where she won a prize. In 2009, she makes her first film for television, The Octopus, about a neurodegenerative genetic disease that decimates her family, Huntington’s disease. In parallel, she writes and begins in 2006 to shoot a film with the deaf community, around the language of the Signs, that she will finish nine years later. I will come to you with deaf eyes was released in theaters in France in January 2016. Meanwhile, she directs the portrait of her friend Edmond Baudoin, comic book author, released in theatres in France in September 2015.