Slovenská verzia
16th International film festival Bratislava
8th November - 14th November, 2014
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Sexual Chronicles of a French Family Chroniques sexuelles d'une famille d'aujourd'hui

Sexual Chronicles of a French Family
Director: Pascal Arnold, Jean-Marc Barr
, 2012, 77 min.
Photography:Jean-Marc Barr
Screenplay:Pascal Arnold
Staring:Mathias Melloul, Valérie Maes, Stephan Hersoen, Leďla Denio, Nathan Duval, Yan Brian, Adeline Rebeillard, Gregory Annoni, Laëtitia Favart, Philippe Duquesne
Music:Imaro Quartet
Production:Toloda, Monkey Pack Films, Super Sonic Productions
Editing:Teddy Vermeulin, Jean-Marc Barr

Young Romain is caught masturbating during a biology class, filming himself with his iPhone. He will be suspended from school. Romain explains to his mother that it was a dare the students, guys and girls, have amongst themselves, all for the fun of it. He just stupidly got caught. Sex, having been a taboo subject in the family until then, suddenly becomes a real subject of interest and we become involved in the intimate lives of each person of this family, the parents, the 18, 20 and 22-year-old children, and the grandfather.


Pascal Arnold, Jean-Marc Barr

Pascal Arnold (born 1960 in Paris) started his career in cinema as a screenplay consultant. Together with actor Jean-Marc Barr he founded production company Toloda in 1998. Their collaboration resulted in European hits such as Lovers, Too Much Flesh and Chacun sa nuit. Arnold also co-authored screenplays for numerous other films, including Christine Carrière’s Darling and Fabienne Berthaud’s Pieds nus sur les limaces. Jean-Marc Barr (born 1960 in Bitburg, Germany) studied philosophy at the University of California and the Sorbonne. After some television roles he was cast in Le grand bleu. He is best known for his performances in Lars von Trier’s Europa, Breaking the Waves, Dancer in the Dark and Dogville. In 1999 he debuted as a director, screenwriter and producer with Lovers. American Translation is their fifth joint feature.