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L'atelier (The Workshop)
A rural drama about a writing group might not sound the stuff of tension, drama and emotional angst, but The Workshop’s taut narrative and stunning performances grip your attention from the outset. A well-known novelist arrives in a rural French village to run a creative writing class. Antoine is one of a group of youngsters, selected to work on a crime thriller with the novelist, Olivia, but things soon start getting strange. As Antione gets reluctantly pulled into the deep, dark history of his hometown, his angst and violent behavior causes mayhem amidst the other members of the writing circle.
2017 / French dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 113 mins
Genre: Drama
Programme: Cinema of the World
Premiere: MENA Premiere
Rating: 15+
Contains: Adult References, Adult Themes, Brief Nudity and Strong Language
Director: Laurent Cantet
Producer: Denis Freyd
Scriptwriter: Laurent Cantet, Robin Campillo, Pierre Milon
DOP: Pierre Milon
Editor: Mathilde Muyard
Composer: Bedis Tir, Edouard Pons
Cast: Marina Foïs, Matthieu Lucci
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